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Great Schism

Is schism possible in the Catholic Church?

By Thomas Reese — November 12, 2018
(RNS) — There is talk of schism as the American bishops meet in Baltimore this week, but In order to have a schism, you need truly divisive issues that split the community.

Pan-Orthodox Council turns into cliffhanger over boycott threats

By Tom Heneghan — June 15, 2016
(RNS) The Russian Orthodox Church cast a pall over the planned June 20-26 meeting on the Greek island of Crete by calling for the session to be postponed.

Holy Land Christians hope Pope Francis’ visit might revive peace talks

By Evan Simko-Bednarski — May 13, 2014
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (RNS) Pope Francis travels to Jerusalem later this month to meet with Patriarch Bartholomew I, head of the Eastern Orthodox Church. But many hope his off-script message might revive moribund peace talks.
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