I have just finished watching the rebroadcast on EWTN of the Divine Liturgy from Turkey this morning. I did not see the entire liturgy but a the end when the two were on the balcony and they held hands and raised them over their heads was just beautiful.
Now I know that there are many things that stand between east and west, and one visit it not going to erase all of those years of distrust and misunderstanding, but what a gesture that was for me, and I have to say I got a tear in my eye. Let us continue to pray for discussions and understanding between both east and west. Many years to Pope Benedict and Many Years to Patriarch Batholomew.