1. Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis, Catholic Co-Chairman of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation, blogs on the upcoming meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, "they will look back with joy at 50 years of deepening friendship and dialogue and give thanks that so much has been achieved. But they will also look forward to the future, towards that great day when Catholics and Orthodox will be able to share fully in the same Eucharist."
2. Pope Francis spoke today about the destruction of nature and how it is destroying a gift from God.
3. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the USCCB, offers this video welcome for this weekend's upcoming meeting between the pope and the patriarch.
4. In a May 20 letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, 33 religious leaders, including present and past heads of Jewish, Christian and Muslim national religious organizations, said “the time for Israeli-Palestinian peace is now,” and that “achieving peace needs your continued, determined engagement.”
5. God loves you.