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Friday, November 16, 2018

Pope Francis pictured in file photo with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

Pope Francis embraces Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians, at the Vatican in late March. In a message to Patriarch Bartholomew, the pope called for increased cooperation among Christians to protect religious freedom and the right to promote Christian values in society without discrimination. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters) (Dec. 2, 2013) See POPE-ORTHODOX Dec. 2, 2013.