Nicea III in 2025? Admin Monday, June 2, 2014 Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew seem to be in the first stages of organizing an East-West Council in 2025, something which has not happened in over a millennium. © 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.