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The First Nicene Council

Istanbul (AsiaNews) – On his return from Jerusalem , where he met with Pope Francis at the Holy Sepulchre, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, has revealed an important appointment for unity between Catholics and Orthodox: a gathering at Nicaea in 2025, where the first real ecumenical council of the undivided Church was celebrated.

Whether this is a formal Council of the Church or a commemoration, this is unprecedented. And the timing – a little over ten years to prepare – seems providential; there will be plenty of time for all sides of the incredibly diverse Orthodox and Catholic worlds to hash it out beforehand. You can read the whole article here: 

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Bartholomew-:-With-Francis,-we-invite-all-Christians-to-celebrate-the-first-synod-of-Nicaea-in-2025-31213.html

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