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Latest stories: ecumenism

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

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 meets Archbishop Panti Filibus Musa, president of the Lutheran World Federation, at the Vatican, June 25, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Jesus Feels Pain at our Divisions: Pope Francis to Lutheran Leaders

Pope Francis told a group of Lutheran leaders on Friday that the desire for unity grows the more Christians understand how much Christ suffers over our divisions.

Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via tonyrezk.blogspot.com

Pope Francis Praises Coptic Orthodox Martyrs as "saints of all Christians"

Pope Francis has praised the courageous witness of the 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians killed by ISIS in 2015, calling them “saints of all Christians.”

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in Rome on Oct. 23, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

New Vatican Guide for Bishops Addresses Common Challenges to Christian Unity

The Vatican published Friday a guide with suggestions for Catholic bishops to promote unity with other Christian communities, and offering practical advice for how to overcome common challenges to ecumenism.

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

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

Monsignor Nicolas Lhernould, the newly appointed Bishop for the diocese of Constantine in Algeria

French-Born Bishop-Elect for Algeria’s Constantine Diocese Hopes for Hospitality

The newly appointed Bishop for the diocese of Constantine in Algeria, French-born Monsignor Nicolas Lhernould has expressed hope for being accorded the warm welcome of hospitality by the people of God in his new jurisdiction soon after the Holy Father’s decision was made public Monday, December 9.