Halki Summit V

Sustaining the Future of the Planet Together

The Prophetic Ministry of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Halki Summit V Final Statement

Halki Summit V Photo Gallery

It is not coincidental for the Christian world—and vital for the protection of the environment—that the Pope and the Ecumenical Patriarch have issued joint statements on caring for God’s gift of creation. His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew published encyclicals and initiated conferences on ecological issues for more than thirty years. His Holiness Pope Francis published a seminal encyclical and publicly spoke on climate change from the outset of his ministry. Together the two leaders present a unified approach and prophetic voice on the inseparable relationship between sustainability of the planet and salvation of the world.

Speakers & Organizers

Halki Summit V is sponsored in part by generous grants from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and CR Florence Foundation


Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – Official Opening

18:30 – Welcome and Greetings

19:00 – Keynote Address

19:30 – Music: “Turn Around” by Gen Verde

20:00 – Reception

Thursday, June 9, 2022

9:00 – The Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Fundamental Perspectives

11:00 – Commitment to Creation as our Common House: Global and Political Perspectives

13:00 – Lunch & Conversation

15:30 – Depart for Life-Giving Monastery, Balıklı

  • Tour of Church and Patriarchal Tombs
  • Vespers of St. Bartholomew

Friday, June 10, 2022

Ferry to Halki

11:15 – Welcome and Greeting: Bishop Kassianos of Arabissos, Abbot

11:30 – Integral Ecology and Social Doctrine:Fratelli Tutti and For the Life of the World

13:30 – Lunch & Conversation

14:30 – Guided Tour

  • Holy Trinity Monastery and Theological School Library

16:00 – Teaching and Advancing a New Paradigm: Evangelical and Educational Perspectives

Return to Istanbul

21:00 – Dinner

Saturday, June 11, 2022

9:00 – The Imprint of the Creator in Creation: Theological and Spiritual Perspectives

11:00 – The Holy See and the Ecumenical Patriarchate: Ecumenical Perspectives

12:30 – Conclusion

13:00 – Lunch & Conversation

Visit to Phanar and Hagia Sophia / Departures

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Final Departures


Keynote Address by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Introductory Remarks by Archdeacon John Chryssavgis

Introductory Remarks by Angela Caliaro

Greeting from Pope Francis delivered by Mgr. Marek Soczynski

Introductory Remarks by Margaret Karram

Introductory Remarks by Prof. Giuseppe Argiolas

The Roots of the Ecological Crisis: an Orthodox Christian Perspective – Dr. Chris Durante

The Holy See and the Ecumenical Patriarchate: Ecumenical Perspectives in Eco-Theology – Archbishop Prof. Dr. Job (Getcha) of Telmessos

Eco-theology and Christian Spirituality: The contribution of the “Green” Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the protection of the environment and the importance of the Encyclical letter ‘Laudato Si’ – Rev. Dr. Augustinos Bairactaris

Reflections & Resources

God’s dreams can be slowed down, but not stopped! – focolare movement

The Orthodox Church Addresses the Climate Crisis – Theodota Nantsou & Dr. Nikolaos Asproulis

Reflection by Dr. Nikolaos Dimitriadis, President of CEMES

A fresh look at the world and others – focolare movement

Ecological Economics as Care for Creation – Dr. Chris Durante

HALKI SUMMIT V – Final Statement – Φως Φαναρίου

Ξεκίνησε η Διάσκεψη Halki Summit V στην Πόλη με ομιλία του Οικουμενικού Πατριάρχου – Φως Φαναρίου

The Green Patriarch and Ecological Sin – Dr. Chris Durante

Ο χαιρετισμός του Πατριάρχη προς όμιλο μελών της Κινήσεως των Focolari – Φως Φαναρίου

Fasting and Ecological Awareness – Dr. Chris Durante

Η τρίτη ημέρα του Halki Summit στην Θεολογική Σχολή της Χάλκης – Φως Φαναρίου

The Prophetic Ministry of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew – Φως Φαναρίου