The Ecumentical Patriarch's Visit to the Holy Father - 2004
Patriarch Bartholomew I and Pope John Paul II
Welcome Address to Bartholomew I - Pope John Paul II
On 29 June, in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, the Holy Father welcomed the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I on the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul. The Patriarch's visit commemorated the historic encounter in 1964 between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I.
Opening Address to John Paul II - Patriarch Bartholomew I
On 29 June, in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, His Holiness Bartholomew I expressed to the Holy Father his desire for a unity based on "total incorporation of our existence in Christ, in whom and through whom we live our union as a spiritual event."
Angelus: Saints Peter and Paul - Pope John Paul II
On 29 June, Solemnity of the Patron Saints of Rome, Peter and Paul, the Holy Father delivered his Angelus Address to the faithful in St Peter's Square, recalling the historic embrace of Paul VI and Athenagoras I in Jerusalem.
To Members of the Chambésy Institute - Pope John Paul II
On 29 June, at an audience with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the Holy Father also spoke to Bishop Makarios of Lampsaque who had accompanied to Rome the Rector and students of the Chambésy Institute for Advanced Studies in Orthodox Theology, part of the Orthodox Centre of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Reflection: A Very Delicate Spiritual Endeavor - Patriarch Bartholomew I
On 29 June, His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I delivered this Reflection in to the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square during the concelebrated Mass for the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, at which the Holy Father presided.
Homily: Let No Difficulty Hinder Us - Pope John Paul II
On 29 June, the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, the Holy Father presided at the Eucharistic Concelebration held in St Peter's Square, with the participation of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. During the Holy Mass, the Holy Father conferred the Pallium on 44 Metropolitan Archbishops.
Common Declaration 2004 - Pope John Paul II & Patriarch Bartholomew I
On July 1, Pope John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople signed a Common Declaration during the course of their meeting in the Holy Father's Private Library, pledging their continued efforts toward reunion of Orthodox and Catholic Churches.
Farewell Address to Bartholomew I - Pope John Paul II
On 1 July, in his Private Library, the Holy Father received Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, who had come to take his leave of the Pope before returning to the Phanar in his Patriarchal See.
Angelus: Patriarch's Visit - Pope John Paul II
On 4 July, before leading the recitation of the Angelus in St Peter's, Square, the Holy Father commented on the recent visit to the Vatican of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the historic encounter between Paul VI and Athenagoras I.