East-West reunion on Sunday Admin Monday, May 19, 2014 A high point of the pope’s visit to the Holy Land next week will be his meeting with the Orthodox patriarch Bartholomew. A new spirit of love and respect has replaced 1,000 years of polemics and suspicion. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.