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Says He Is Praying All Christians Will Walk Toward Full Communion
Through his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis has sent a message to participants in the Synod of the Waldensian-Methodist Church. The synod is meeting through Aug. 28 in Torre Pellice, near Turin, Italy. The papal message says the Holy Father is praying "the Lord will enable all Christ...read more
Articles from section "Ecumenism"
"The celebration of the Thronal feast of our Churches is a reminder, Your Holiness, of the very significant fact that, despite the regrettable interruption of full communion among us, both of our Churches remain united in honoring the memory of our common Saints, who comprise the stable foundation on which we are called to build full union inasmuch as the Church of Christ is essentially a communion of Saints."
Here is the Vatican-provided text of the message sent by His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, to Pope Francis on the occasion of the Feast of Sts. Peter and …read more
"Disagreements on various subjects – in particular anthropological, ethical and social issues, as well as issues related to the understanding of the nature and conditions of the unity we seek – demand further sustained efforts. Our dialogue must continue!"
Here is the text of the Pope's Message to Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Joint Working …read more
The Holy Father left the Archbishopric this morning and went by car to the Waldensian Temple of Turin. Pope Francis was received at the entrance of the Temple by the Moderator of the …read more
Visits Waldensian Temple in Turin on Final Day of Papal Visit
Pope Francis asked forgiveness for Catholics' persecution of the Waldensians, an evangelical movement that began in the 12th century. It was founded by Peter Waldo, a wealthy merchant in …read more
In Videomessage, Francis Says 'Ecumenism of Blood' Is Uniting Christ’s Followers
“Division is a wound in the body of the Church of Christ,” Pope Francis says. “And we do not want this wound to remain open.” Pope Francis made this statement in a videomessage he sent on the …read more