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  • What does the Armenia trip tell us about Pope Francis?

    • Jun 27, 2016

    Papal trips are important for many reasons, including what they reveal about a pope’s personality and priorities. Francis’s June 24-26 outing to Armenia was no exception, offering insights about the importance of Argentina, his seriousness about the Orthodox, and his stubborn streak.

  • Orthodox leaders end historic meeting hailed by pope as ‘step forward’

    Orthodox leaders end historic meeting hailed by pope as ‘step forward’

    • Jun 26, 2016

    A “Holy and Great Council” of the Orthodox churches wrapped up on Sunday, and despite defections by key bodies such as the Russian Orthodox Church, organizers said they plan to repeat it within a decade, and Pope Francis described the gathering as “positive” and a “step forward.”

  • Pope Francis in Armenia shows that size doesn’t matter

    • Jun 26, 2016

    Many non-Catholics fear that unity with Rome would mean being swamped by the papacy, but by treating the head of the small Armenian Apostolic Church as a complete equal over the last three days, Pope Francis, in effect, suggested that in the end, size doesn’t matter.

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