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His All Holiness Bartholomew I
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Church Church of Constantinople
Diocese Constantinople
See Constantinople
Enthroned 2 November 1991
Predecessor Demetrios I
Personal details
Birth name Dimitrios Arhondonis (Δημήτριος Αρχοντώνης, Dēmḗtrios Archontṓnis)
Born 29 February 1940 (1940-02-29) (age 81)
Aghios Theodoros (Zeytinliköy), Imbros (Gökçeada), Turkey
Denomination Eastern Orthodox
Residence Fener, Istanbul, Turkey
Parents Chrḗstos (father) and Merópē (mother) Archontṓnis
Alma mater Patriarchal Theological school (Halki seminary)
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Bartholomew I (Greek: Πατριάρχης Βαρθολομαῖος Αʹ, Patriarchis Bartholomaios A' , Turkish: Patrik I. Bartholomeos; born 29 February 1940) is the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, since 2 November 1991.

He is the "first among equals" in the Eastern Orthodox Communion, and the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians around the world.


Pope Franciscus & Patriarch Bartholomew I in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem (1)
Bartholomew I with Pope Francis.

Bartholomew wrote a chapter with Pope John Paul II in “Earth Toward Our Children’s Future".

He wrote an essay, "To Commit a Crime Against the Natural World Is a Sin” in Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril (Trinity University Press, 2010 ISBN: 9781595340665).

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Metropolitan of Philadelphia
Succeeded by
Meliton (Karas)
Preceded by
Meliton (Hadjis)
Metropolitan of Chalcedon
Succeeded by
Joachim (Neradjoulis)
Preceded by
Demetrius I
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Demetrius I
Co-Head of State of Mount Athos

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