Thursday, November 29, 2007

On this day... last year

On this day last year, Pope Benedict XVI paid his first visit as Supreme Pontiff to the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George in Constantinople as the invitation of Bartholomew I, Patriarch of Constantinople.

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Oh how good it is, when brethren dwell together in unity.

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The two leaders enter the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George at the Phanar.

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The two bishops reverence the holy relics of St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom.

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The Pope, seated, listens to remarks by Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantinople who in turn stands as the Pope delivers his remarks.

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Bishops of the Holy Synod of Constantinople with the Pope's entourage.

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Delivering a join blessing.

All photos by N. Manginas courtesy of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

That historical even was covered, with full photos, in these pages here:

1 comment:

Carolina Cannonball said...

this is quite the post. Great photos!