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In Historic Move, Francis to Meet With Leader of Russian Orthodox Church

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Krill

In an historic move toward Christian unity the Pope and the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox church will meet in Cuba. The New York Times has the story: In Historic Move, Francis to Meet With Leader of Russian Orthodox Church. And a better take from Catholic News ServicePope and Russian Patriarch to Meet in Cuba.

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9.19
TCC Playlist: Live to Tell the Tale by Passion Pit

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Passion Pit

The first four songs on Passion Pit’s debut album Chunk of Change were written on a laptop by Michael Angelakos as a gift to his girlfriend at Emerson, where he was a student at the time. Angelakos was raised in the Greek Orthodox church. On the song “Live to Tell” he sings, “God bless that smile on your face.” It’s electronica indie pop and also super sweet. Listen after the jump:

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11.30
Pope Francis: I Seek Communion with Orthodox Churches

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Pope Francis being blessed by Patriarch Bartholemew

Pope Francis asked the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to “bless me and the Church of Rome” at the Orthodox Church of St. George in Istanbul. You can see him receive his blessing in the photo above. Francis said, “The one thing that the Catholic Church desires and that I seek as Bishop of Rome…is communion with the Orthodox Churches.” Read his remarks from Vatican Radio here: I Seek Communion with Orthodox Churches. Watch the video after the jump:

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