Month: October 2017

Pope’s November Prayer Intentions for Christians in Asia

Prays They Promote Dialogue, Peace, & Mutual Understanding Deborah ECastellano Lubov Zenit “Let us pray that Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.” This is the invitation of Pope Francis in the […]

Catholics, Lutherans look toward Christian unity in Reformation statement

Hannah Brockhaus Catholic News Agency (Link) The Reformation anniversary gives us a renewed impetus to work for reconciliation, said a statement released jointly Tuesday by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Lutheran World Federation. “We recognize that while the past cannot be changed, its influence upon us […]

Pope Francis to unraveling Europe: Now’s not the time to dig trenches

Inés San Martín CRUX ROME – Pope Francis on Saturday added his five cents to the ongoing discussion on the future of Europe, among other things issuing a public challenge to those who say that Christianity is a thing of the past on the Old Continent, both “alien and irrelevant.” […]

Press Conference for the presentation of the Dialogue “(Re) Thinking Europe. A Christian contribution to the future of Project Europe” (Vatican, 27-29 October 2017), 27.10.2017

Vatican At 11.30 this morning, at the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held for the presentation of the Dialogue. A Christian contribution to the future of Project Europe, organized in the Vatican by the Commission of Episcopal Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), in collaboration with the […]

Vatican foreign minister Gallagher: Ecumenical pursuit ‘moral imperative’ due to global instability

Joshua J. McElwee National Catholic Reporter ROME — The Catholic archbishop who serves as the Vatican’s foreign minister has said the pursuit of ecumenical relations between different Christian churches should no longer be described as an “internal Christian affair” but has become a “moral imperative” due to the precariousness of the […]

Pope to Protestants of Scotland: We are no longer rivals

Pope Francis had a meeting with Reverend Derek Browning, Moderator of the Church of Scotland, who greeted the pope with these words. “Wise people tell us that we must speak the truth and love, but in the first place we must speak together.” The pope thanked the highest representative of […]