Patheos - Pope’s Holy Land visit sparks US call for dialogue

Washington D.C., May 22, 2014 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic and Eastern Orthodox leaders in the U.S. celebrated the closeness between the two churches, recommitting to continued dialogue as Pope Francis' trip to the Holy Land approaches.

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, joined Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the U.S., in issuing a May 15 joint statement rejoicing in the "good fruit" that dialogue has yielded between the churches.

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