The End of the Schism? Constantinople Patriarch First to Attend Papal Inaugural Mass in 1000 years! declares that Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople will attend the inaugural mass of Pope Francis.  This is absolutely historic, as it hasn’t happened in nearly a millennium! Catholic/Orthodox relations have been steadily improving since Vatican II, and in recent years, Popes like John Paul II and Benedict XVI have placed a heavy emphasis on ecumenical dialogue with […]