Historic gathering of pope and patriarchs for Middle East peace
By Tony Magliano
Pope Francis has not only inherited, but continues to earn the title pontiff – “bridge-builder.”
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Pope Francis, together with patriarchs and representatives of several Orthodox churches, Oriental Orthodox churches, Eastern Catholic churches, and representatives of the Lutheran church and Middle East Council of Churches, prayed for peace and discussed possible paths toward peace, in the war-torn land of the Prince of Peace.