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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Pope Francis presides at Mass in the Istanbul Vicariate's Cathedral of the Holy Spirit with the Latin, Armenian, Syriac and Chaldean Catholic communities.

The arrival of the Ecumenical Patriarch is greeted with applause from 6:20. Entrance Procession from 13:50 includes Eastern Catholic Bishops, including the Armenian Catholic archbishop of Constantinople (Archbishop Hovhannes Tcholakian) and the Apostolic Vicar for the Latin Roman Catholics of Turkey (Bishop Louis Pelatre). But the successor of St Peter is accompanied to the altar (15:20) by the Bishop of the local diocese: the successor of St Andrew, Bartholomew of Chalcedon, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome, the Ecumenical Patriarch. The ecclesiology that is expressed powerfully - he is not a guest in his own diocese, but always its bishop, even when visiting among the Catholics.

Thus the Holy Father gives the peace to the Ecumenical Patriarch first (1:24:30), even before the Apostolic Vicar, the Armenian Catholic archbishop and the deacons.

The joint benediction of the Successors of Peter and Andrew is at 1:43:00. At 1:46:00 His Holiness greets the Armenian Apostolic Archbishop Aram Atesyam, representing the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople (Patriarch Mesrob II Metafian, who is too frail to leave his hospital), and the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Vicar, Metropolitan Filuksinos Yusuf Cetin.

▶ Pope Francis in Turkey - Holy Mass in Istanbul - 2014.11.29 - YouTube

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