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The Holy Father said the Catholic and Orthodox Churches must take further steps to build on the fraternal dialogue recommenced through the Holy Spirit.
On the three-day trip, the Holy Father appealed for unity with the Orthodox Church and prayed at Istanbul’s Blue Mosque.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I praised how Pope Francis exercises his Petrine ministry as the head of the Catholic Church.
Bartholomew I says Pope Francis’ presence in Istanbul is a symbolic ‘bridging’ of the East and the West.
The Holy Father’s Nov. 28-30 visit comes at an important moment in Middle-Eastern diplomacy, says a foreign diplomat.