Vatican: Too early to confirm 2025 Orthodox-Catholic summit

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Archbishop Iakovos, second from left, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America, accompanies the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Demetrios I, as they make their way to the ship which carried them to Patmos, Turkey, in 1988. Religion News Service file photo

Archbishop Iakovos, second from left, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America, accompanies the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Demetrios I, as they make their way to the ship which carried them to Patmos, Turkey, in 1988. Religion News Service file photo

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Despite cordial meetings between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople during the pontiff’s visit to Jerusalem, the Vatican has rejected media reports that a 2025 event had been confirmed.