On Friday 4 August the Holy Father received in a private audience Metropolitan Antonij of Volokolamsk
The Coordinating Committee of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church met from 16-20 May 2022 in Rethymno (Greece).
An Inter-Orthodox Pre-Assembly Consultation was organized by the World Council of Churches in Cyprus from 10-15 May 2022.
Reconciliation, forgiveness, dialogue, and the full awareness that there can be no room for violence are underscored in an appeal for peace by a group of 233 clerics of the Russian Orthodox Church, who also expressed hopes that all soldiers, Russian and Ukrainian, can return home unharmed.
On 13 February 2022, during his visit to Paris for the anniversary of the meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, visited the Russian Orthodox Seminary in France, where he was received by Metropolitan Antonij, Patriarchal Exarch for Western Europe of the Moscow Patriarchate, together with Reverend Father Alexandre Siniakov, Rector of the Seminary.
Reverend Professor Patriciu Vlaicu, of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of Cluj-Napoca, will deliver the tenth lecture of the 2021‒2022 “Tillard Chair” on Friday 18 February 2022 at 5.30 pm.
The Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches held an online meeting on 26-28 January 2022.
The Holy Father sent his best wishes of peace and joy for Oriental, Catholic and Orthodox Christians celebrating Christmas on 7 January according to the Julian calendar.
In his 2021 Christmas message, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople reminds the faithful of the meaning of Divine Incarnation and invites everyone to gratefully accept the gift of science and get vaccinated in this time of pandemic.
On 22 May Pope Francis met with the new Orthodox Metropolitan of Italy and Exarch of All Southern Europe.
Mor Anthimos Jack Yakoub, Patriarchal Vicar for Youth Affairs and Christian Education, visited Rome from 14–22 April 2021.
The enthronement of the new Orthodox Metropolitan of Italy and Exarch of All Southern Europe, His Eminence Polycarpos Stavropoulos, took place in the Cathedral of Saint George of the Greeks in Venice on Thursday 11 March at 11.00 am.
On 18 February 2021 the Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, gathered in assembly in the Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade, elected the new Patriarch of the Serbian Church, the Metropolitan of Zagabria and Ljubljana, Porfirije (Perić).
An online meeting took place on 12 February 2021 of the Joint Working Group for Cultural Projects between the Holy See and the Russian Orthodox Church.
The ecumenical cooperation between the Institute for Ecumenical Studies of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) and the Master Programme in Orthodox Ecumenical Theology of the International Hellenic University was officially inaugurated on 9 February 2021 by a webinar dedicated to the Catholic–Orthodox theological dialogue.
The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity joins in prayer with the Belarusian Orthodox Church on the death on 12 January 2021 at the age of 85 of His Eminence Metropolitan Philaret (Varkhomeev), Emeritus Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus.
The President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity expresses his condolences for the death of Metropolitan Philaret, calling the former Patriarchal Exarch of Belarus “a luminous example of faith.”
L’Arcivescovo Giobbe di Telmessos, Rappresentante del Patriarcato ecumenico presso il Consiglio Ecumenico delle Chiese (Ginevra) e Copresidente della Commissione mista internazionale di dialogo teologico tra la Chiesa cattolica e la Chiesa ortodossa
A delegation of the Holy See takes part in the patronal feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity has learned with great sadness of the death of His Holiness Irinej, Patriarch of the Serbian Church, who passed away on 20 November 2020.
The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity mourns the death of Patriarch Irinej, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
The Executive Committee of the Joint Working Group (JWG) between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches (WCC) held an online meeting on 6 November 2020.
The Pro Oriente Steering Committee for Orthodox–Catholic Dialogue (POSCOCD) held its third meeting online on 6–7 November 2020.
The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity is united in prayer with the Serbian Patriarchate on the death of His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro.
More than thirty participants attended the annual Conference of the Secretaries of Christian World Communions (CS/CWC) that took place online from 20–22 October 2020.
On 22 October Pope Francis met with the Ecumenical Patriarch, who was in Rome this week for the International Prayer Meeting for Peace and for the conferral of an honorary degree at the Antonianum.
The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, grants an interview to Vatican media about Pope Francis’ Encyclical, saying Christians dream of our world as a united family.
For many years now we have felt the desire to come to Taizé, the seat of a spiritual ecumenism, a melting-pot of reconciliation, a meeting-place that, following the extraordinary vision of Brother Roger, its founder, inspires Christians to come together.
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