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Ecumenical patriarch shows Coptic pope the sights

The island of Halki, one of the Prigiponisia Islands in the Sea of Marmara, is the most famous because of the presence there of the Halki Theological School, which unfortunately is still closed despite appeals by Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios (center) and the international community. The patriarch is accompanied by the pope and patriarch of the Copts, Shenounda III, who visited the Patriarchate in Istanbul for talks that were overshadowed by the terrible events in the USA. With them is Coptic Bishop Bishoi, chief secretary of the Coptic Church of Egypt.