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Orthodox patriarch to Rome for pope's installation

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, will attend Pope Francis' installation Mass — the first time a patriarch from the Istanbul-based church has attended a papal investiture since the two branches of Christianity split nearly 1,000 years ago. Bartholomew said he is doing that to underscore the importance of "friendly ties" between the...

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