Posts about Pope Francis

Orthodox News

Are We Irrelevant Christians?

This past week, the Washington Post wrote of Pope Francis’s remarks highlighting whether the world has ‘looked the other way’ while Christians…

Apr 13, 2015
Orthodox News

Christian Persecution – How to Petition Officials Who Have the Ability to Influence Public Policy 

Like many Orthodox Christians, you may be wondering about how to understand Christian Persecution and how to get involved. “The public is oblivious to…

Apr 07, 2015
The Sounding

Pope Francis’ List of 15 Spiritual Ailments Applies to Orthodox Christians, Too!

Orthodox Christians around the world were recently watching as Pope Francis visited The Ecumenical Patriarchate for the Feast of St. Andrew on November…

Dec 27, 2014
Orthodox News

Metropolitan John Zizioulas: Same Faith is the Only Basis for Unity

Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon is the co-chair of the international Catholic-Orthodox theological dialogue and one of the most well known Orthodox…

Dec 10, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

This Week in Orthodoxy, December 5, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church.  I’m…

Dec 06, 2014
The Sounding

Pope Francis: ‘I am skeptical’ unity will be reached

Buried in an Associated Press article about Pope Francis’ recent visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate is a strong statement expressing doubt concerning…

Dec 02, 2014
The Sounding

Without the ‘Dialogue of Love’, there is no ‘Dialogue of Truth’

The recent visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar for the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Thronal Feast of St. Andrew has attracted significant attention….

Dec 01, 2014
Orthodox News

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

We, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, express our profound gratitude to God for the gift of this new encounter enabling us, in the presence…

Nov 30, 2014
Orthodox News

Vatican Insider: Pope bows before Bartholomew and Receives Blessing from Him

This weekend marks the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople. During his visit with His All-Holiness Ecumenical…

Nov 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Visit of Pope Francis to Ecumenical Patriarchate Will Be Broadcast Live on EWTN, NOV. 29 and 30

NEW YORK— The visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople and his meetings with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on November…

Nov 27, 2014

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