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Pontiff hopes to visit Türkiye

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28 June 2024

Pope Francis has expressed his desire to travel to Türkiye in 2025 to celebrate the 1,700th anniversary of the Council of Nicea.

“It is a trip I wholeheartedly desire to make”, the Pope said on Friday morning, 28 June, as he greeted a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, which is in Rome for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Holy Patrons of the Church of Rome.

In his address to the delegation, the Holy Father welcomed the opportunity “to experience the joy of fraternal encounter” and to bear witness both to the “profound bonds” that unite the two Churches and to the “firm resolve to progress together” towards the restoration of unity between them.

See next week for the Pope’s words