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Georgian Orthodox Patriarch Ilia II, left, greets Pope Francis during welcoming ceremony shortly upon his landing in Tbilisi, Georgia, today  (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Pope Francis’s three-day trip is unlikely to be win-win

Cardinal Kurt Koch is co-president of the international Catholic-Orthodox dialogue commission (CNS)

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Pope Francis at the Angelus: 'God never ceases to want our good, even when we sin' (AP)

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, left, and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (AP Photo)

For some even the slightest change in relations with Rome will end up with tradition being swept away

Whitby Abbey, the site of St Hilda’s Monastery, where the synod of Whitby was held in AD 664

Whitby hosted a historic 7th-century synod where clerics chose to follow the Roman tradition for Easter

Pope Francis poses for a photo with a group of nuns after his weekly general audience (AP)

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Bishop Nicholas Holtam, Church of England bishop for the environment

CoE Bishop Nicholas Holtam urges fellow Christians to get behind the pope’s World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

An Orthodox priest stands at a bus stop with a poster urging a Yes vote in last Sunday's referendum (AP)

In the minds of many Greeks, the Orthodox Church has become part of an arrogant and self-serving establishment

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (AP/Alexander Khitrov)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves after a meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill last year (PA)

Putin is pushing the Patriarch to the brink

The Patriarch of Moscow laid the intellectual groundwork for Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. But now he is paying an exceedingly heavy price