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Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue to Continue in Sept. 5-9, 2017 Meeting

Pontifical Council for Christian Unity: Sessions to be held in Leros, Greece

A meeting will be held of the Coordinating Committee of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, hosted by the Orthodox Metropolitan Paisios (Aravantinos) of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

The meeting will take place September 5-9, 2017, in Leros, Greece.

The sessions will be chaired by Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and the archbishop of Telmessos Iob (Getcha), of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

After the joint document “Synodality and primacy during the first millennium. Towards a common understanding in service to the unity of the Church”, published last September in Chieti, Italy, the Coordinating Committee has the task of planning the future steps in Catholic-Orthodox theological dialogue.

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