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Pope meets Orthodox delegation from Ecumenical Patriarchate

Pope Francis met on Tuesday with members of an Orthodox delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate who are here in Rome to celebrate the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. In his greeting, the Pope noted that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first exchange of visits between a Roman pontiff and an Ecumenical Patriarch. [...]

​“God is Love” (1 John 4.8)

When speaking of God, the descriptive language that we adopt is love. And when speaking of love, the fundamental dimension that we attribute is divine. This is why the Apostle of Love defines God as love. (1 John 4.8) When our dear brother and Bishop of Rome, His Holiness Francis, issued his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia [...]

Letter #32, 2016: Back from Greece

April 16, 2016, Saturday -- Pope Returns to Rome from the Island of Lesbos, Greece, Gives Airplane Press Conference, and... ...Twelve Refugees Return with Pope Francis to the Vatican Twelve Syrian refugees in three families board a plane with Pope Francis at the airport of Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece, on April 16, Reuters photo Pope [...]

Letter #31, 2016: Bernie Meets Francis at 6 a.m.

April 16, 2016, Friday -- Bernie Meets Francis at 6 a.m. in the Domus Santa Marta as the Pope Leaves for Greece A Brief Meeting Outside the Breakfast Room In the end, Bernie Sanders met Pope Francis, briefly. It happened at about 6 a.m. this morning, outside the dining room of the Domus Santa Marta, where [...]