Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Pope Meets Orthodox Officials, Urges Unity

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI stepped up his appeals to Orthodox Christians on Wednesday, saying a unified church could help a world "full of skepticism and doubts" to believe.

[Pope] Benedict acknowledged key differences but stressed areas of agreement during a Mass attended by a delegation from the spiritual leader of the world's 200 million Orthodox, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.

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