The Boston Globe - Local leaders ask faithful to pray for unity at pope, patriarch meeting

Local leaders of the Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches are asking their followers to pray for a positive outcome at an upcoming meeting between the heads of their respective churches.

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew will meet in Jerusalem Sunday, in the same spot their predecessors held a momentous meeting 50 years ago, Terrence Donilon, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Boston, said in a statement.

In a rare joint letter, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley and Metropolitan Methodios wrote, "We ask our clergy and laity to continue to pray for the unity of the church and the witness of the Gospel in our world."

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