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Departure of His Holiness Pope Francis from the Phanar

His Holiness Pope Francis departed the Phanar after attending the celebrations for the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Thronal Feast on the occasion of the Feast of St. Andrew, first-called of the Apostles and brother of St. Peter, the founder of the Church of Rome.
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis Sign Joint Declaration

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed a Joint Declaration with consequential importance for Christian unity and momentous impact on the suffering of Christians in the Middle East.
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Pope Francis Returns to the Phanar to Attend Divine Liturgy

Pope Francis Returns to the Phanar to Attend Divine Liturgy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, November 30, 2014   CONTACT: Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Press...
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Official Press Conference, Saturday, November 29

On Saturday, November 29, 2014, a Press Conference was held at the Press Center in the Hilton Hotel. The speakers were Fr. Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office, and Fr. John Chryssavgis, Director of the Patriarchal Press Office and advisor to His All-Holiness.
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Pope Francis Greeted in Festive Atmosphere at the Phanar

Pope Francis was enthusiastically greeted with the ringing of church bells upon arrival at the Ecumenical Patriarchate today on the occasion of the celebration of St. Andrew the Apostle, patron saint of the Church of Constantinople, the Byzantine name for present-day Istanbul.
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Surprises Press Center With Spontaneous Visit

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Surprises Press Center With Spontaneous Visit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, November 29, 2014   CONTACT: Rev. Dr. John...
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Welcomes Pope Francis at Istanbul International Airport

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox faithful worldwide, welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul.
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Schedule of Press Conferences November 29-30

Schedule of Press Conferences for November 28-30 for the visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar
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Accreditation Badges Available for Collection

Media accredited by the Press Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for the visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate are asked to come to the Press Center located at the Hilton Hotel in order to collect their accreditation badges and other materials.
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Receive Pope Francis in Istanbul, November 29-30, 2014

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox faithful worldwide, will receive Pope Francis on November 29-30, 2014, at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. Pope Francis’ visit to Istanbul comes at the personal invitation of the Ecumenical Patriarch on the occasion of the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle, the older brother of Saint Peter.
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