Pope Meets With Orthodox Patriarch, Shifts Focus to Christian Rights

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c. 2006 Religion News Service ISTANBUL, Turkey _ Pope Benedict XVI met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the embattled spiritual leader for Eastern Orthodox Christians, and celebrated Mass for his “tiny flock” of Turkish Roman Catholics on Wednesday (Nov. 29) in a show of solidarity with Turkey’s beleaguered Christian minorities. Departing from the conciliatory overtures […]

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