Summit of the Oriental Churches of the Middle East Announced For November

Patriarchs and Archbishops To Update Pope on Situation of Eastern Christians

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, announced in his address at the opening of the new academic year of the Pontifical Oriental Institute that a summit meeting of the patriarchs and major archbishops of the oriental Churches of Syria, Iraq and the Middle East.

The meeting, which will take place from November 19th – 22nd and will reflect on the theme “The Eastern Catholic Churches: Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council.”

“Pope Francis has agreed to repeat the meeting which took place for the first time in 2009”, Cardinal Sandri said referring to when the heads of the Eastern Churches met with Benedict XVI.

The upcoming summit, he continued, “will now have the opportunity to speak before the Pope on the situation of eastern Christians.”

Pope Francis is expected to attend the summit meeting on November 21st.

Support ZENIT

If you liked this article, support ZENIT now with a micro-donation

Support ZENIT

If you liked this article, support ZENIT now with a micro-donation

Subscribe to the ZENIT Daily Email Newsletter

Receive the latest news of the Church and the world in your inbox every day. 

Thank you for subscribing! We will confirm your subscription via email. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive it soon.