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Pope Takes Part in Services with Orthodox Patriarch

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Pope Takes Part in Services with Orthodox Patriarch

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Pope Takes Part in Services with Orthodox Patriarch

Pope Takes Part in Services with Orthodox Patriarch

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Pope Benedict XVI turns his attention to healing relations between the Vatican and the Orthodox Church, said to be one of the main goals of his visit to Turkey.

The pope performed a divine liturgy at the Church of St. George in Istanbul with his Orthodox counterpart, the ecumenical patriarch Bartholomew, who is the spiritual head of the world's Orthodox Christians.