- Dec 10, 2019
Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria will be visiting Rome on Friday to foster ecumenism, dialogue with youth and also strengthen the Egyptian economy.
Pope Francis will be in the Italian city of Bari on Saturday, hosting an ecumenical prayer for peace in the Middle East.
Pope Francis’s visit to Bari this Saturday to pray for peace in the Middle East will have a strong ecumenical focus, the city’s archbishop has said.
Catholics have no reason to fear death, because Christ the Lord has power over death; instead, they should fear sin, which hardens and kills the soul, Pope Francis said Sunday.
On July 7 in Bari, Italy, Pope Francis will be joined be patriarchs and heads of all the Eastern churches in a day of prayer for peace in the Middle East.
Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church says only religion can overcome terrorism, but his top deputy is skeptical about unity between Catholic and Orthodox Christians.