Articles on this issue "ecumenism"
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 …read more
Meets with 30,000 Members of the Charismatic Renewal Movement in St. Peter’s Square
Pope Francis met today with 30,000 members of the Renewal in the Spirit Movement in St. Peter’s Square this evening. The meeting with the Holy Father kicks off the 38th National Convocation …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
“Study must continue on the person and activity of Jan Hus, who for a long time was the subject of contention among Christians, while today he has become a reason for dialogue”
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Monday when he received in audience a Delegation of the Czech Republic, on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of Jan Hus’ …read more
It is always worth remembering, however, that for dialogue to be authentic and effective, it presupposes a solid identity: without an established identity, dialogue is of no use or even harmful. I say this with the young in mind, but it applies to everyone.
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave today in Sarajevo at an interreligious and ecumenical meeting. * * * Your Eminence, Distinguished Religious Authorities, Dear …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
"Division is a wound in the body of the Church of Christ. And we do not want this wound to remain open."
Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis'videomessage for the Day of Christian Unity in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States on May 23: *** Brothers and sisters, may the peace of …read more
Cardinal Kurt Koch says the Nostra Aetate declaration was a landmark in relations between the Catholic Church and other faiths. According to an interview with Vatican Radio, the President of …read more
Below is the Vatican-provided text of the messagePope Francis sentto His Holiness Tawadros II,Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark: *** To His Holiness Tawadros II Pope …read more
Pastor who led group is Giovanni Traettino, whose community was visited by the Pope last year
Pope Francis met today with a group of Pentecostal pastors from around the world. According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office, the Holy Father met with the group in a …read more
Addressing CEC and CCEE, says closer we are to Christ, the more united we will be
In the midst of ongoing conflicts, European Christians mustintercede withprayer and work actively together toward peace anddialogue. Pope Francis said these words this morning in the Vatican …read more
Pontiff Says Persecution of Christians "Drives Us to Grow in Fraternal Communion"
On the path towards full and visible unity in faith, sacramental life and ecclesial mystery, there is still much work to be done, but "we can be sure that the Paraclete Spirit will always be …read more
Riccardo Di Segni, the Chief Rabbi of Rome, confirmed that Pope Francis will soon visit the Synagogue of Rome. In an interview with Vatican Insider, Rabbi Di Segni visited the Holy Father on …read more
Here below is the message that His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, delivered at the end of the Mass celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica this morning on Divine Mercy Sunday: …read more