Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I arrives at the Church of the Nativity, believed to be the birth place of Jesus Christ, on May 24, 2014 in the West Bank city of Bethlehem
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I arrives at the Church of the Nativity, believed to be the birth place of Jesus Christ, on May 24, 2014 in the West Bank city of Bethlehem © Musa al-Shaer - AFP/File
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I arrives at the Church of the Nativity, believed to be the birth place of Jesus Christ, on May 24, 2014 in the West Bank city of Bethlehem
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Last updated: May 25, 2014

Pope and Orthodox patriarch in historic unity meet in Jerusalem

Pope Francis joined with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I for a historic unity service Sunday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Christianity's holiest site.

The two met at the ancient shrine inside the walled Old City after signing a landmark pledge to work together to further unity between the eastern and western branches of Christianity.

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