Sunday, June 27, 2004

Pope Prays to the Blessed Mother for Unification of Catholics and Orthodox

The Pope urged Catholics everywhere to pray to the Blessed Mother for unification of Catholics and Orthodox. The remarks were made upon the visit of the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I on June 29. Thanks to for the report.

"As we prepare to welcome the Ecumenical Patriarch I invite all to pray for the complete unity of Christians. May the Virgin Mary intercede to this effect, and may the Holy Mother of God, to whom the Eastern Christians are so devoted, make the memory of the embrace between Paul VI and Atenagora I encourage a renewed commitment to communion of Catholics and Orthodox.”

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