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Pope Francis and the Eastern Church
Posted by Christopher B. Warner
Labels: Eastern Catholic, Eastern Christianity, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Orthodox Catholic dialogue, Pope Francis
Christopher is a teacher, coach, and freelance writer living in Wisconsin. He is a life long student of the humanities with a concentration in Theology. Warner is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville (1998) and the Antiochian House of Studies (2014). Marine Corps officer and veteran (2004-2007), he writes about the principles and virtues that lead to human flourishing. Christopher's editorials, interviews, and essays have been published in Catholic World Report, National Catholic Register, Free Republic, Orthodoxy Today, Sophia, RISU, and First Things.