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After centuries of division, and then decades of Communist rule that imprisoned, killed and otherwise persecuted Catholics, hard feelings remain. Francisc Dobos, a spokesman for the Catholic Archdiocese of Bucharest. But others cited less spiritual and more concrete motivations for tension between the two churches.
During Communist rule, the government confiscated properties belonging to the Greek Catholic Church and gave them to the Orthodox Church. Many have yet to be returned. On Friday, in several meetings with the Romanian Orthodox Patriarch Daniel, to whom some Catholics attribute chillier relations, Francis spoke at length about the need to move on from old grievances.
When it is completed, the building will be the tallest Orthodox church in the world. For Francis, the relations between the Catholic and Orthodox churches were also a work in progress. In his first trip to Bulgaria in May, he was allowed to pray in the Orthodox cathedral in Sofia, but alone. This time, Francis and the Patriarch Daniel prayed in the same space, seated a few feet apart in the Orthodox cathedral, taking turns in their own languages. Pope Francis speaks in a video message recorded on the phone of Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, at the Vatican April 11, In the video the pope encourages Catholics to join the ecumenical prayer campaign, "Thy Kingdom Come.
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Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, used his phone to record the video message by Francis when the two met at the Vatican April Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu of York started the Ascension-to-Pentecost campaign among Anglicans in England in to encourage their faithful to focus for 11 days on praying that more people would come to know Jesus. Crux News. Sign up to get the latest Catholic news and stories delivered right to your inbox. Questioning Amazon synod?
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