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Pope Francis made a telephone call to the Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II to express condolences for the murder of Coptic Christians by militants of the Islamic State. On Sunday, the Islamic State released a video entitled, "A Message Signed with Blood to the Nations of the Cross", where...read more
Articles from section "Ecumenism"
Here is the translation of the message sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, on behalf of the Holy Father to the Taizé Community on the occasion of their 27th European …read more
Pope Francis wrote Christians of the Middle East for Christmas, recognizing that their Christmas hymns will "be accompanied by tears and sighs" but also assuring them that "the birth of the …read more
This report was contributed by Esther Gaitan-Fuertes of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * The Roman Catholic archbishop of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, described the Balkans as an ethnic …read more
Pope Francis says that despite open questions in ecumenical dialogue, Christians should not resign themselves to a lack of unity and should instead "concentrate on the next step possible." …read more
This morning, Pope Francis received in audience a Delegation of the German Lutheran Evangelical Church. Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to those present. * * * Sisters and …read more