By John Chryssavgis,Pope Francis
Surrounded on both sides by means of Islam, the loved Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew keeps to affect the realm for Christ from his seat in Constantinople, a urban vital to Christian history.
The Orthodox Church, that groovy beacon of the East, now boasts three hundred million participants all over the world. in a single of the main impressive tenures of the patriarchate it's been greater than twenty-five years in view that Bartholomew first permitted this ministerial place, that is thought of “first between equals” of all Orthodox leaders around the globe. he's seen by means of many to be a robust, humble chief who's well-loved throughout a large choice of political and spiritual boundaries.
With unfettered entry to church documents, Bartholomew’s own notes, and the patriarch himself, writer John Chryssavgis has woven jointly an image of a guy who has longed to serve God, the Church, and the area his complete lifestyles. via own and institutional demanding situations, Bartholomew keeps to attempt towards solidarity in the Orthodox group and construct bridges to others. it's a activity that may be as daunting because it is critical. This booklet gets rid of the veil that a few can have put upon this pleased guy of God who's something yet mysterious, as evidenced by means of the heartfelt contributions to the ebook from global dignitaries, influencers, and non secular leaders:
- Pope Francis
- Pope Benedict XVI
- Rowan Williams
- Rabbi David Rosen
- George Stephanopoulos
- Jane Goodall
- Joe Biden, Jr.
- Al Gore, Jr.
Discover for your self the fellow who embodies the that means of the be aware ecumenical—while no longer changing something in what he believes—and event his ardour for God, the Church, and the world.
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Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary by John Chryssavgis,Pope Francis