The Pope and the Patriarch at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

The Holy Father Pope Francis is scheduled to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land May 24-26, 2014.  There he will meet with representatives from all of the ancient churches in Jerusalem including the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.  The Pope states that he was inspired to do this by Bartholomew’s invitation at his installation (the first attended by a Patriarch of Constantinople in more than a millennium) last March.  Deo gratias! and wonderful news!

The Courtyard of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher that covers the ground where our Lord was crucified, died, and rose from the dead in Jerusalem (taken by me August 1, 2011).

The Courtyard of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher that covers the ground where our Lord was crucified, died, and rose from the dead in Jerusalem (taken by me August 1, 2011).

Pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary on Monday for the See of Constantinople, the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesday for the See of Antioch, the Glorious Mysteries on Wednesday for the See of Jerusalem, the Luminous Mysteries on Thursday for the See of Alexandria, and the Sorrowful Mysteries on Friday for the See of Carthage; for their liberty and their salvation and the restoration of their ancient position as pillars of the one, holy, catholic, apostolic Church in communion with the See of Peter in Rome; for the conversion of the Jewish people and the conversion of the Muslim peoples that peace be brought to this earth.

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