Christian Unity

May 30, 2014

Pope’s Historic Prayer Deeply Moves Jerusalem Bishop

Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali is praying the meeting between the Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew will lead to greater graces for the body of Christ.

May 26, 2014

Meeting Pope Francis Is a Sign of the Early Church, Seminarian Says

Deacon Deacon Bernard Poggi, who is studying at the seminary of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, said Pope Francis' visit to the Holy Land is also a sign of hope.

May 15, 2014

Ukraine’s Tireless Shepherd

COMMENTARY: Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk leads a spiritual resistance in a country threatened with war with Russia.

May 13, 2014

Melkite Patriarch on a Mission for Peace in Syria

Patriarch Gregorius III gives the Register an inside look at the devastating conflict in Syria and makes his case for why the Church can be the vehicle for a genuine and lasting peace in the war-ravaged country.

April 16, 2014

Strong Rebuttal to Metropolitan Hilarion's "Offensive Remarks"

February 20, 2014

Pope Francis Appoints Archbishop Kurtz to Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Cardinal Leonardi Sandri was confirmed as prefect of the department, which oversees relations with the 22 Eastern Churches in communion with the Holy See.

January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King’s Witness Continues to Push for Justice ‘Rooted in Love’

The head of the Catholic fraternal organization Knights of Peter Claver urged the faithful to consider the civil-rights leader’s legacy in light of the Gospel.

December 2, 2013

Pope Francis Expresses Hope for Catholic-Orthodox Unity

In a letter to Patriarch Bartholomew, the Holy Father says ‘God … has taught us throughout these years to regard one another as members of the same family.’

November 27, 2013

Pope Francis’ Meeting With Vladimir Putin Focuses on Middle East

Of particular interest to the Holy Father was the plight of Christians in the strife-torn region.

October 16, 2013

Ordinariate Use Unites Anglican Tradition to Catholic Church

A Mass on Oct. 10, the day after the memorial of Anglican convert Blessed John Henry Newman, was the first liturgy to officially integrate traditional Anglican prayers into the Roman rite.

March 20, 2013

Ecumenical Patriarch Asks Pope to Meet Next Year in Holy Land

Orthodox leader hopes to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their predecessors’ famous embrace in Jerusalem.

March 18, 2013

Greek Patriarch to Attend Papal Inaugural Mass for First Time Since 1054

The move reflects Patriarch Bartholomew I’s hope that Pope Francis will continue reconciliation efforts begun by his predecessors.

February 21, 2013

Benedict XVI, ‘the Pope of Christian Unity’

The head of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham lauds the Holy Father's trailblazing unity with Anglicans.

October 1, 2012

Pope Benedict: Rejoice When Anyone Does Good in Jesus' Name

The Holy Father's Sept. 30 Angelus address

January 22, 2012

Pope Reflects on Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Personal conversions are key to unity, Benedict XVI said Jan. 22. The Holy Father says Catholics and all Christians must pray for unity, which is a call from Christ himself: 'that they may all be one.'

January 22, 2012

How to Promote Christian Unity

User's Guide to Sunday, Jan. 22.

June 30, 2011

Pope: Sts. Peter and Paul Show the Way to Christian Unity

Benedict XVI greeted an Eastern Orthodox delegation visiting Rome on June 29.

February 7, 2011

Archbishop Hilarion on Christian Unity

‘We should not pretend we are close to solving this problem’