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Official Website for the Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the Ecumenical Patriarchate Now Online

Istanbul, Turkey – The Ecumenical Patriarchate is proud to announce an official web site dedicated to the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople from November 29 December 1, 2006. This site is now online at

This website will provide resources for both the media and general public and currently offers extensive information about Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Benedict XVI and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Additional features of the web site include online videos produced by Greek Orthodox Telecommunications (GOTelecom), a virtual reality tour of the Ecumenical Patriarchate by the Department of Internet Ministries, and a historical timeline of the Ecumenical Patriarchate from a CD-ROM produced by the Department of Religious Education, podcasts, and other multimedia elements. Updated news about the visit as well as addresses related to both prelates’ efforts to make peace and build bridges of truth across religious, ethnic, environmental and political divides will be updated on the web site throughout the visit.

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