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His All-Holiness on the bombing of the US Embassy in Turkey

Monday, February 04, 2013

His All-Holiness expressed his condolences to the US Ambassador in Turkey on the recent terrorist attack of the Embassy in Ankara. Learn More »

His All-Holiness on the tragic events in Connecticut, USA

Monday, December 17, 2012

His All-Holiness expressed a paternal message of condolence and compassion for the victims of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.

PERSONAL MESSAGE OF COMPASSION
On the Tragic Events at Sandy Hook Elementary School
Newtown, Connecticut

From His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
(Sunday, December 16, 2012)

Today, during the Divine Liturgy our heart and attention were directed in thought and prayer for those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Connecticut, USA, especially the tend

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His All-Holiness on the Enthronement of the new Coptic Pope

Monday, November 19, 2012

It is with great joy and genuine delight that, in the person of our official representative, His Eminence Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima, we participate – with all the clergy and laity throughout the world – in this solemn and historical milestone of your holy Coptic Church, which today hails and embraces its new spiritual leader in your gracious person. Learn More »

His All-Holiness on World Food Week

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It is with sincere joy that we communicate with you in response to your gracious letter informing us of the forthcoming World Food Week, which was established by the United Nations and will be observed throughout the world from October 15-19, 2012. This year’s theme is “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.” Learn More »

Ecumenical Patriarch Expresses Condolences for Loss of Ethiopian Patriarch

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The loss of a beloved and revered Patriarch is more than the demise of a religious and public figure; it is the deprivation of a spiritual and fatherly leader. Therefore, it is with profound sorrow and personal regret that we learned of the falling asleep of your distinguished father and erudite shepherd, His Beatitude Abuna Paulos. Learn More »

Condolences from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Coptic Orthodox Church on the Death of Pope Shenouda

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The world’s heart stopped briefly in mourning as we all learned the sad news that His Holiness Pope Shenouda III fell asleep in the Lord. Yet, we do not mourn without consolation or hope (1 Thess. 4.13). For, Pope Shenouda left behind a legacy for all people and all ages. Learn More »

Urgent Appeal for the Famine in the Horn of Africa

Thursday, August 18, 2011

In recent weeks, our hearts have been wrenched as we witness the horrific images of famine plaguing countries in the Horn of Africa as a result of the most devastating droughts in over half a century. Learn More »

His All-Holiness conveys condolences and support to the Prime Minister of Norway and the Bishop of Oslo in the aftermath of the tragic bombing and shootings

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

It is with heartfelt sorrow that we hasten to covey to you and the noble Citizens of Norway, our personal condolences and sympathies, as well as those of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, for the recent tragedies that have truly shaken your Nation and the world. Learn More »

Ecumenical Patriarch expresses sympathy and prayers to Japanese nation for recent tragedy and ongoing crisis

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It is with heavy heart that we communicate with Your Honor in order to convey our sincerest and fervent sympathy for the tragedy that has befallen your blessed and progressive nation in recent days. Learn More »

Ecumenical Patriarch expresses condolences to Pope Shenouda about deadly terror attacks

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

We hasten to express to Your Beatitude our sincerest and whole-hearted condolences for the recent terrorist attack outside of Saints Coptic Church. Words cannot adequately express our shock and sorrow at the magnitude of this tragedy; the ruthlessness and cold-bloodedness of the assailants has shaken Christians and people of good will all over the world. This unjust and unjustifiable incident has revealed to us and to the entire world the great price that Christians continue to pay for their faith in Christ Jesus. Learn More »

Condolences sent to His Beatitude Metropolitan Savvas of Warsaw and All Poland

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

On the tragic event which befell your dear country and its noble people, we express the sincere sympathy and condolences of the Mother Church and our mediocrity and pray that the Lord of life and death may grant rest to the souls of the victims, solace to their families, and that He may guard Poland and the Polish nation from all evil, calamity, and injury. Learn More »

Congratulatory Telegram of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Newly-Elected Patriarch of Moscow

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

On the occasion of your well-deserved election today as the new Head of the most holy sister and chosen daughter Church of Russia, we convey to you our heartfelt brotherly salutation, both of the Church of Constantinople, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and of our Modesty personally. We also congratulate the notably faithful members of your holy Church, the distinctly pious clergy, and the Hierarchy of your Holy Church illumined by the Holy Spirit, for electing in a zealous unanimity a Patriarch with the honor and high standing of your venerable Beatitude. Learn More »

Letter of the Supreme Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Friday, June 30, 2006

By the grace of God, we have returned to Armenia and the Mother See of' Holy Etchmiadzin with fond memories from our fraternal visit to Your All Holiness and our pontifical visit to the Armenian Patriarchate and community of Constantinople. Upon our arrival, with a content heart and filled with joy, we offered thanks to the Almighty for His mercy and love which gave us the opportunity to pray together in your holy churches and monasteries, and to continue the theological dialogue between our two Sister Churches, during which time became apparent the path to stronger ties. . Learn More »

Letter of Reply from His Most Godly Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria to His All-Holiness the Most Godly Oecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaeos concerning the election of His Grace Bishop Basil of Amphipolis

Monday, June 19, 2006

All-Holy and Most Godly Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Oecumenical Patriarch, most beloved and dearest brother and concelebrant of our Humility, Lord Vartholomaeos, embracing Your beloved All-Holiness in the Lord, we greet you with very great pleasure. Learn More »

Letter of Reply from His Eminence Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Paphos, Locum-tenens of the Archi-episcopal Throne of Cyprus, to His All-Holiness the Most Godly Oecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaeos concerning the election of His Grace Bishop Basil of Amphip

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

All-Holy Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Oecumenical Patriarch, our most beloved and distinguished brother and concelebrant, Lord Vartholomaeos, embracing Your most-respected All-Holiness brotherly in the Lord, we greet you with very great pleasure. Learn More »

Letter of Reply from His Most Godly Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem to His All-Holiness the Most Godly Oecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaeos concerning the election of His Grace Bishop Basil of Amphipolis

Friday, June 09, 2006

All-Holy and Most Eminent Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Oecumenical Patriarch, the most beloved and earnestly-cherished brother in Christ the God and concelebrant of our Humility, Lord Vartholomaeos, embracing Your distinguished and Eminent All-Holiness with a holy kiss, we greet you with very great pleasure. Learn More »

Message of Pope of Rome Benedictus XVI on the occasion of the Patronal Feast of Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

It is with great joy that I write to Your Holiness on the occasion of the Feast of Saint Andrew, apostle and brother of Saint Peter. The delegation which I send to you, led by the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, His Eminence Cardinal Walter Kasper, brings you the warmest fraternal greetings of the Church of Rome. While I myself would have wished to be present to assure you personally of my affection for you in the Lord and to pray with you, I nevertheless convey my fervent hope for an even deeper communion which will overcome those obstacles remaining between us and enable us to celebrate together the Holy Eucharist, the one sacrifice of Christ for the life of the world. Learn More »

Patriarchal Letter to the Prime Minister of FYROM Mr. Vlado Buckovski

Thursday, August 11, 2005

While we were in the process of resolving a peaceful way for our Holy and Great Church of Christ to mediate between the Holy Churches of Serbia and Skopje that are in a dispute and as we were coming to a conclusion of this matter, the arrest and imprisonment of His Eminence Metropolitan John, which received great attention from the Mass Media, has deeply saddened and puzzled us. Learn More »

Letter of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to His Grace Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England, upon the recent tragic bombings in London.

Friday, July 08, 2005

It is with great sorrow that we learned of the tragic bombings that occurred in the city of London, taking the lives of at least 50 individuals and injuring so many more. In your understandable grief and sorrow, we wish to convey to you and to the family members of the victims our personal condolences and those of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Learn More »

Letter to His Excellency Victor Yuschenko, President of Ukraine

Saturday, January 22, 2005

It was with great joy that we received your invitation dated 21 January 2005, after your election by the beloved people of Ukraine, to attend your inauguration as the President of the Republic of Ukraine, which will take place on 23 January. Learn More »

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