Bartholomew I

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Bartholomew I,

1940–, Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople, b. Imvros, Turkey, as Dimitrios Archondonis. He attended theological seminary in İstanbul and later studied in Rome, Switzerland, and Germany. Chief adviser and administrator for Patriarch Dimitrios I, he was elected patriarch after his predecessor's death (1991). Prior to his election, he was metropolitan of Chalcedon from 1990 to 1991. Bartholomew has advocated contacts with other Christian churches, while strongly opposing efforts of some of them to win converts in traditional Orthodox lands in E Europe; he also has attempted to aid Orthodox Eastern churchesOrthodox Eastern Church,
community of Christian churches whose chief strength is in the Middle East and E Europe. Their members number some 300 million worldwide. The Orthodox agree doctrinally in accepting as ecumenical the first seven councils (see council, ecumenical) and in
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The service was officiated by Patriarch Bartholomew I -- as in the past five years.
Pope Francis, left, and <B Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I greet each other after issuing a joint declaration, in Istanbul, yesterday.
In Burgas, Bartholomew I will be awarded a doctor honoris causa by the Burgas Free University.
"If Patriarch Bartholomew I has complaints on this issue, he can convey them to relevant authorities who will do whatever is necessary," he said.
The Witness of Bartholomew I. Ecumenical Patriarch was published in 2013 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of His All Holiness Bartholomew I's enthronement as Ecumenical Patriarch.
In Burgas, Bartholomew I will be also awarded a doctor honoris causa by the Burgas Free University.
Peter's jointly by the Pope and Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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Rome -- In June, 2004, Pope John Paul II met again with His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
New Delhi-based Pablo Bartholomew is a much-acclaimed self-taught photographer who has spent more than four decades traversing places, capturing moments, experimenting with ideas, observing cultures and documenting the changes in societies.
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW'S DAY - patron saint of bee-keepers and leatherworkers (because Bartholomew is reported to have died by being flayed alive).