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Scholar Praises Spirit of 'Nostra Aetate,' Pope Francis; Says Religion Should Bring Out Best in People
With Nostra Aetate, the Roman Catholic Church has set an example and other religionsshould likewiseopen their doors. This was the sentiment of Hindu Swami Chidananda Saraswati,as he praised the spiritof Nostra Aetate, and the leadership, warmth and humility of Pope Francis.Nostra Aetate was promulgated...read more
Articles from section "Ecumenism"
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
Here below is the Vatican-provided text of the joint declaration signed by Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew this morning in Istanbul: *** COMMON DECLARATION We, Pope Francis …read more