Monday, August 28, 2006

Little-Known Church History

On Jan. 5, 1964, Pope Paul VI met with Greek Patriarch Athenagoras I in Jerusalem -- the first meeting between leaders of the two churches in 525 years.

"Hey, I'd have called long ago," the Pope explained in Latin, "but I couldn't spell Athenagoras." The Holy Father's Greek counterpart is reported to have suggested that the Pope "...might have tried looking in the Yellow Pages under 'Patriarchs.'"

-- Paul Somerville*

(* Don't know the first thing about this guy -- just found this funny.)

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