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Pope welcomes delegation sent by the Patriarch of Constantinople

He then thanked God for the progress made in that reconciliation process.

When addressing ecumenism, the Pope highlighted the role John XXIII played in this, as well as the advances made by Patriarch Athenagoras, who first met with Pope Paul VI, nearly a thousand years after the separation between Catholics and Orthodox.

Once the cameras were off, ; the Pope invited the delegation to lunch, at his private residence.

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