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Inscription of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Ecumenical Reception by the National Council of Churches

Washington, D.C.
(October 26, 2021)

Truth does not fear dialogue. When Christians come together, they manifest their common desire for unity and reconciliation. The path to communion takes many forms, but our goal remains the same, to answer Christ’s call to unity: “They all may be one.” (John 17, 21)

We commend the National Council of Churches for the work they do in fostering an authentic ecumenical spirit of collaboration through dialogue and solidariry, as well as a clear commitment to social and racial justice. May this dialogue of love continue to support our mission and witness to the Lord in the world.

+ Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew