To mark the 50th anniversary of the historic meeting between Athenagoras I and Chiara Lubich, we publish a message given by His Eminence Metropolitan Gennadios Zervos, Archbishop of Italy and Malta of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He closely followed the relationship between these two protagonists.
Fifty years ago, on 13 June 1967, the first meeting between the founder of the Focolare Movement and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I took place in Istanbul. It became a bridge of unity between this outstanding religious figure and Pope Paul VI.
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