Pope greets Turkish patriarch thanking its Orthodox founder
Francis thanks founder of church of Byzantium20 March, 13:55
"I thank my brother Andrew from the heart," Pope Francis told Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, who was at the Vatican for the inaugural mass of the new pontificate on Tuesday.
According to Orthodox Christian tradition, St. Andrew was the brother of St. Peter, who founded the Roman Catholic Church.
photo: Bartholomew meeting Francis' predecessor Benedict in 2008