Despite Russian Walkout, Historic Pan-Orthodox Summit Pushes Forward

In a bid to disrupt the historic pan-Orthodox Council that began in Crete Sunday, the Russian Orthodox Church noisily announced its withdrawal from the meeting, taking with it the Antiochian, Bulgarian and Georgian Churches—who together represent more than half of the world’s Orthodox Christians.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 24: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, participates in a pan-Orthodox synod to decide whether to stop recognizing the beleaguered patriarch of Jerusalem, Irineos I, at the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George on May 24, 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. Representatives …

Pope Francis: Martyrdom Unites Christians

Pope Francis said that in our times, the shedding of blood for Christ has become a “shared experience” of Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, Protestants, Evangelicals, and Pentecostals, which is “deeper and stronger” than the differences that still separate Christians.


Pope Expresses Regret for Execution of Christian Reformer Jan Hus

This week Pope Francis received delegates of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church and the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, who came to Rome to celebrate a “Liturgy of Reconciliation” on the occasion of the six hundredth anniversary of the burning at

Pope Francis sends out strong climate change warning, urges environmental policy