Message of Patriarch Bartholomew I

September 24, 2023

His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I is the Archbishop of Constantinople and the Ecumenical Patriarch, where he is the ‘primus inter pares’ among the heads of the Orthodox Churches.


He is often nicknamed the ‘Green Patriarch’ because of his commitment to safeguarding creation. He will be joining Pope Francis and other church leaders at the ecumenical prayer vigil in St Peter’s square on 30th September 2023.

In this video, His All Holiness expressed his great joy at the invitation from Pope Francis, as an opportunity to deepen ecumenical friendships, respond to the call to Christian unity and express our care for God’s creation.