Cardinal Sepe Visits Bartholomew I
ISTANBUL, Turkey, FEB. 18, 2009 (Zenit.org).- QUOTE The archbishop of Naples was received in audience Tuesday by the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople, who noted the prelate's efforts to promote Christian unity.The Neapolitan archdiocese reported that the meeting between Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe and Bartholomew I took place in Istanbul. The prelate was accompanied by Archbishop Armando Dini, retired archbishop of Campobasso, Archbishop Antonio Lucibello, the apostolic nuncio in Turkey, and several members of the Catholic lay Sant'Egidio community. During the meeting, Bartholomew I referred to Benedict XVI's visit in November 2006, and his decision to "go forward on the common path of unity, in the hope of seeing, as soon as possible, the mending of the fracture between the two sister Churches."UNQUOTE
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