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Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2021. Vatican Media.

May God Prepare Us to Receive Gift of Full Unity: Pope Francis to Orthodox Leader

The pope sent the message on the feast of St. Andrew.

A stained-glass window by Lucien Bégule depicting St. Irenaeus at the Church of St, Irenaeus in Lyon, France. Gérald Gambier via Wikimedia (Public Domain).

Pope Francis to Declare St. Irenaeus a Doctor of the Church with Title "Doctor of Unity"

St. Irenaeus is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians.

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I in Greece, April 16, 2016. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Voices Commitment to Full Communion with Orthodox

Marking the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, Pope Francis sent a message to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on Saturday, voicing his desire for full communion between the Catholic and Orthodox.