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Media wishing to cover the visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate must become accredited by the Press Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. All forms must be submitted prior to November 20, 2014. Any forms received after this date will NOT be accepted.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions on the Ecumenical Patriarchate including what is the Ecumenical Patriarchate, who is the Ecumenical Patriarch, where did the title "Ecumenical Patriarch" originate from, why the Ecumenical Patriarchate is located in Istanbul, and more.
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BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch

His All-Holiness, BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch is the 269th successor of the 2,000 year-old local Christian Church founded by St. Andrew the Apostle. As a citizen of Turkey, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's personal experience offers a unique perspective on the continuing dialogue among Jews, Christians and Muslims. For his inspiring efforts on behalf of religious freedom and human rights, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was awarded the United States Congressional Gold Medal in 1997.
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Visits of Ecumenical Patriarchs to Rome and Popes to the Ecumenical Patriarchate

A summary of the historical meetings between Ecumenical Patriarchs and the Popes of Rome. The official meetings of the Primates of the Churches have always been ecclesiastical events of great importance, for the reinforcement, and hopefully, the restoration of the unity of faith in the nexus of love. Such visits are in accordance with the commandment of the Divine Founder of the Church, our Lord Jesus Christ.
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