During his official visit to the United States in 1997, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew hosted an environmental symposium in Santa Barbara, CA where he called the destruction of the environment a sin. It was the first time any religious leader had ever called harming the environment a sin. His remarks were carried by media around the world. Watch a video of that historic address.
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Thursday, March 06, 2014
At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the First-Hierarchs of all the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches will gather from March 6-9, 2014, for a Sacred Synaxis at the Phanar in order to deliberate on matters pertaining to the entire Orthodox Church throughout the world and procedural issues for the convocation of the Holy and Great Council, whose preparation is coming to an end. Read more...
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