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Pope Benedict XVI has met with Metropolitan Hilarion, the Russian Orthodox Church's chief ecumenical affairs officer, at Castel Gandolfo.
The patriarchs of three ancient Orthodox Christian churches have met in Istanbul to discuss the situation of Christian minorities in the Middle East.
Workshops led by the Orthodox at the recent International Ecumenical Peace Convocation led to robust, honest exchanges about mutual relations.
Two senior church leaders from very different Christian traditions have affirmed the common calling of Christians to seek peace and to share it with others.
Differences over arcane church issues are preventing Orthodox churches getting together to discuss common issues and speak with one voice on major topics.
A week-long inter-Orthodox consultation is continuing its work, with some forty senior church participants, in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
Bulgarian Orthodox priests have decided to to join a trade union because they have not received statutory entitlements and have not been paid on time.
Polish congregations in Vienna have protested against a decision to offer one of the city's Catholic churches to Serbian Orthodox Christians
Ecumenism, which seeks global church unity, is in need of new energy, top Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican leaders have said.
Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has made a return visit to the Lower Ninth Ward District of New Orleans, USA, to survey the restoration and recovery from Hurricane Katrina.