Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pope Francis and the Greeks

This morning’s installation liturgy for the new pope contained two large gestures towards the Eastern church.

The Gospel was chanted in Greek, not Latin.

And Eastern Patriarchs joined Pope Francis in venerating the tomb of St. Peter.

Perhaps Pope Francis’ outreach to the Eastern church may be something to watch.

1 comment:

Beneath the Firmament said...

It is better that the Pope reaches out to the Orthodox, than the other Abrahamic faiths that reject Christ. In my opinion, nothing of worths comes from the latter.