Posts Tagged ‘ecumenism’

Pope Francis’ Address to Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East

On Thursday, Pope Francis received in audience His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, accompanied by a Delegation. Here is a translation of the Pope‘s address . * * *

Holiness, Beloved Brothers in Christ,

It is for me a moment of grace and of real joy to be able…

Persecution of Christians Highlights What Unites Us, Pope Tells Assyrian Patriarch

“Our meeting is marked by the suffering we share on account of the wars that beset various regions of the Middle East and in particular for the violence suffered by Christians and members of other religious minorities, especially in Iraq and Syria,” said Pope Francis Thursday morning, as he received in audience His…

Pope’s Address at Presentation of Interconfessional Italian Bible

Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave today to members of the United Bible Societies for the presentation of the Bible in Italian “Word of the Lord – The Interconfessional Bible in Current Language.” * **
Dear Brothers in Christ,
I thank you for coming here to present to me the new Italian ve…

Orthodox-Catholic Commission Concludes 13th Plenary Session

Here is the statement at the conclusion of the 13th Plenary Session of the Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue Between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. The meeting was held Sept. 15-23 in Amman, Jordan. The …

UK Ordinariate Holds Its First Ever Festival

Members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham from the length and breadth of Britain were in London over the weekend of 19-21 September for the Ordinariate’s first ever festival. The main events centered around Mass at Westminster Ca…

Large Turnout for Anglican Ordinariate Exploration Day

Ordinariate groups across Britain attended an exploration day last Saturday which aimed to increase understanding of the Ordinariate’s purpose and reach out to those who may feel called to join it. About 40 groups took part in the “Called to Be One Day” events across the country. These included a video interview …

Catholic-Orthodox Commission to Discuss ‘Synodality and the Primate’

The eighth plenary session of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church will take place in Amman, Jordan from 15 to 23 September, following the invitation from the Greek-Orthodox Pa…

DC Summit to Gather 6 Mideast Patriarchs, Cardinal Sandri, US Lawmakers

The inaugural summit of the group In Defense of Christians will be held next week in Washington, DC, gathering a Vatican official with US lawmakers and several top Christian leaders from the Middle East. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Cong…

Why We Are Reaching Out to Anglicans Longing For Unity

November this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the solemn promulgation of the Second Vatican Council Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio. It still remains the authoritative document of the Catholic Church setting out the principles of ec…

Canadian Bishops Mark 50th Anniversary of Vatican II’s Ecumenism Document

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II decree on ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has published a document titled: “A Church in Dialogue, Catholic Ecumenical Commitment.” The divisions between Christians are in contradiction with the Gospel, the documen…

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