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Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese. Credit: Nsukka Diocese

Scripture Not a Weapon for Attacking Others, Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Says

Jan 24, 2022

Misinterpretation of the word of God is causing rancor among Christians, the Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Nsukka has noted, and cautioned the people of God in the West African country against using the Scripture to attack people belonging to other denominations.

Today is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Patron Saint of Writers and Christian Unity

Jan 24, 2022

Jan. 24 marks the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of writers and Christian unity whose role as a priest and bishop helped bring thousands of Protestants back to the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis meets with ecumenical delegation from Finland on Jan. 17, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Looks Ahead to the 1700th Anniversary of the Council of Nicaea in 2025

Jan 17, 2022

Pope Francis highlighted the upcoming anniversaries of two major events in Church history as moments that can help Christians seek unity.

Pope Francis with Orthodox Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon on June 28, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA

Witness of Growing Communion Between Christians “a sign of hope”: Pope Francis

Jun 28, 2021

Pope Francis told a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople that the witness of growing communion between Christians would be “a sign of hope for many.”

Pope Francis speaks at Sunday Angelus on 30 May 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

The Holy Trinity invites us to grow in unity as Christians: Pope Francis

May 30, 2021

On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis said unity is essential to Christian life because God is a communion of love.

Ecumenical Vespers at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Jan. 25, 2021. / Daniel Ibáñez/ Vatican Pool.

“May Holy Trinity make us grow in unity”: Holy Father at End of Prayer for Christian Unity

Jan 25, 2021

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity concluded Monday with Vespers at the tomb of St. Paul.

Pope Francis at the general audience March 14, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Remembers 25 Years of 'Ut unum sint,' John Paul II's Letter on Ecumenism

May 25, 2020

Pope Francis Monday remembered Ut unum sint, St. Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on ecumenism, on the 25th anniversary of its publication.