Articles on this issue "ecumenism"
"Your presence here at Munyonyo is of great significance to us Ugandans! It was here at Munyonyo that King Mwanga made the fateful decision to begin putting Christians to death"
Here is the prepared text of the address given this evening by ArchbishopCyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala, to welcome Pope Francis to Munyonyo, Uganda, where he is meeting with catechists and …read more
"A bishop will help to give the Ordinariate the stability and permanence necessary to fulfil its mission to be a work of Catholic unity, whose roots are to be found in the great texts of the Second Vatican Council"
Pope Francis has appointedFr. Steven Joseph Lopes as ordinary bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, in the United States of America and Canada. The Ordinariate of the …read more
On Sunday, Pope Francis went to visit the Lutheran Evangelical Community of Rome at the Christuskirche on via Sicilia. The meeting began with the greeting of Pastor Jens-Martin Kruse, then …read more
Asks Today’s Martyrs to ‘Help Us Understand That All the Baptized Are Members of the Same Body of Christ’
As witness to Christ to the point of death has become a shared experience for Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, Protestants, Evangelicals and Pentecostals, this “communio martyrum” is a sign …read more
"The communio martyrum is the greatest sign of our journeying together"
Here is the text of the Pope's message to Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, regarding the Global Christian Forum Consulation, which just …read more
Request Lutheran World Federation and Vatican's Council for Christian Unity to Assent to Document
Drawing on 50 years of national and international dialogue, Lutherans and Catholics in the United States together have issued the "Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist," a …read more
Recognized by Sophia University Institute for his service to unity
Pope Francis has sent a message to the cardinal archbishop of Florence, Giuseppe Bettori,following the conferral of a doctorate honoris causa in “Culture of Unity” to His Holiness Bartholomew …read more
In a message to newly elected Patriarch Mar Gewargis III, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with Christians in the Middle East suffering persecution. Mar Gewargis III was elected as the …read more
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