Warm wishes of Pope Francis to Bartholomew for 30 years on the Patriarchal Throne

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His warm congratulations to him Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, on the occasion of tomorrow’s anniversary 30 years since his ascension to the Patriarchal Throne of the Church of Constantinople, expresses, in his letter, the Pope Francis.

“I share with you in the thanksgiving to the Lord for the many blessings that have been given to you in your life and ministry during these years, and I pray to the giver God to give you health, spiritual joy and prosperity. for the sake of supporting every aspect of the high ministry, ”he says.

Elsewhere in his letter, written in English, the pope refers to his personal relationship with the Ecumenical Patriarch. This bond, as he notes, over time has developed into a fraternal friendship, which has been cultivated through their many encounters, and points to their mutual understanding “of our common pastoral responsibility to the urgent challenges facing the whole of humanity today. genus”.

“In particular, I assure you of my deep appreciation for your commitment to ensuring creation and for your position on this issue, from which I have learned and continue to learn much. With the onset of the pandemic and the ensuing health, social and economic repercussions, your testimony and teaching on the need for the spiritual transformation of mankind has become of paramount importance.

In addition, I sincerely thank you for pointing out the path of dialogue, in love and truth, as the only possible way of reconciliation between the Christian faithful and the restoration of full society. With God’s help, this is the path on which, with deep certainty, we will continue to walk together, as the closeness and solidarity between our Churches is a decisive contribution to the world brotherhood and social justice, which it is necessary “, says the Pope according to the APE-MPE.

It is recalled that the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was elected by the Holy and Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Throne on October 22, 1991.

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