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Pope, Orthodox Patriarch in historic meet

Jerusalem - Pope Francis joined with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I for a historic unity service Sunday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Christianity's holiest site.

The two met at the ancient shrine inside the walled Old City after signing a landmark pledge to work together to further unity between the eastern and western branches of Christianity.

Pope Francis stands with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I as they meet outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner). Credit: AP

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