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Ecumenical Patriarch and Pope Meet in Holy Land

Photo by John Mindala

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox faithful worldwide, and Fordham honorary degree recipient, met with Pope Francis on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem on May 26.

Andrea Mennillo, PAR ’16, who along with his wife Brunella is a member of Fordham’s Parents’ Leadership Council,  accompanied the pilgrimage as part of the Orthodox Churches’ delegation.

It was the third and final time the Patriarch and the Pontiff met during their joint pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
During their meeting, the Patriarch presented Pope Francis with a copy of a Fordham University Press book In the World, Yet Not Of the World: Social and Global Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (FUP, 2009), said Mennillo.
—Patrick Verel

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