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Ecumenism: delegation from Ecumenical Patriarchate in Rome on 27-29 June

A delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate will be in Rome from 27 to 29 June 2019 as part of the traditional exchange of delegations for the respective feasts of the patron saints – on 29 June in Rome for the celebration of Saints Peter and Paul, and on 30 November in Istanbul for the celebration of Saint Andrew the Apostle. The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity made the announcement today while also explaining that the delegation will be headed by Archbishop Job of Telmessos, who represents the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the World Council of Churches and is co-chair of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. Accompanying Archbishop Job will be Bishop Maximos of Melitene and Deacon Bosphorios Mangafas. On Friday, 28 June, the Patriarchate’s delegation will be received in audience by the Pope and “will have talks with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity”, a statement released by the Vatican Press Office reads. On Saturday, 29 June, the delegation will attend the solemn Eucharistic celebration presided over by the Holy Father.

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