I can't help but imagine the seating logistics of this visit on those responsible for organizing Tuesday's Installation. The last time an Orthodox Patriarch visited the Vatican, the seat had to be identical to the that of Pope JPII.
The Patriarch will have an entourage. The closest other occasion that comes to mind is JPII's funeral.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I ( top), spiritual leader of the world's Christian Orthodox, and Greece's Archibishop Christodoulos (right) attended the funeral for Pope John Paul II.
This is quite different, since it is an installation of a "first among equals". Looking forward to how this is handled.
What's the line-up? How big is the entourage?
Please be sure to ping don-o on this, too.
Pope Francis will make this easy. He’ll insist on regular chairs for all of them, including himself. (And I mean that with all seriousness and respect.)