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In Turkey Friday, Pope Aims to Warm Ties with Orthodox

The central part of Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Turkey is to continue his predecessors' efforts to end the theological dispute 15 centuries ago that split the Christian world into the Roman and Orthodox churches. Istanbul is the seat of the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate, but over the centuries it has been home to both Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian congregations. At Istanbul’s Aya Strati church, the ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I is concluding a service in the...

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