Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople facts for kids
|His All Holiness Bartholomew I|
|Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople|
|Church||Church of Constantinople|
|Enthroned||2 November 1991|
|Birth name||Dimitrios Arhondonis (Δημήτριος Αρχοντώνης - Dimítrios Archontónis)|
|Born||29 February 1940
Aghios Theodoros (Zeytinli Köyü), Imbros (Gökçeada), Turkey
|Denomination||Eastern Orthodox Christianity|
|Residence||Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Fener, Istanbul, Turkey|
|Parents||Christos (father) and Merope (mother) Archontónis|
|Alma mater||Patriarchal Theological school (Halki seminary)|
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (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.
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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United States President Barack Obama meets with Bartholomew I.
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