Recalling the words of the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, the pope said that as “sister churches, brother peoples,” Orthodox Christians and Catholics must unite in answering the call to help those suffering in war.
“We can take concrete steps to move toward other Christian churches in joyful welcome, daring to move from a once-a-year prayer with strangers to at least a dialogue of charity.”
Father Alan Wielinski and Lutheran Pastor Ben Durbin dialogue about their experiences of Christian unity.
Twenty-five years ago St. John Paul’s encyclical on ecumenism, “Ut Unum Sint,” put the papal seal of approval on a shift in the Catholic Church’s approach to the search for Christian unity.
YEREVAN, Armenia (CNS) — A solid, sorrow-tested Christian faith gives believers the strength to overcome even the most horrific adversity, forgive one’s enemies and live in […]