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(Peter Anderson) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was in Rome, October 19-22.  (link)  The primary purpose of the visit was to participate in the international meeting of prayer for peace, “No One Is Saved Alone – Peace and Fraternity,” organized by the Sant’Egidio Community as well as to receive an honorary doctorate degree from the Antonianum (the pontifical university operated by the Franciscans).   On October 19, the Ecumenical Patriarch conducted a prayer service at the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere (the parish church of Sant’Egidio).  A video of the entire service can be watched at (link)  The full text of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s reflections at the service can be read in Italian at (link). The reflections included:  “And how much better to begin our visit to Rome, if not by gathering together in prayer and giving praise and glory to our common Father who is in heaven, together with brothers whom we consider ‘friends,’ in the deepest and most evangelical sense of the term.”  
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