The cardinal underlined that the Vatican is working to keep the door open for dialogue with the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate, despite the difficulties.
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The delegation took part in a solemn Divine Liturgy presided over by Patriarch Bartholomew in St. George’s Cathedral in Istanbul, where Cardinal Sandri read the Pope’s letter aloud.
The Holy Land’s Catholic bishops explained that the synodal process was seeking to renew the Church as it faced ‘so many crises at every level.’
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity dates back to the 19th century when Pope Leo XIII encouraged the practice of a Prayer Octave for Unity.
Lack of unity among Christians is not only ‘openly contrary to the will of Christ,’ but is also ‘a scandal to the world and harms the most holy of causes: the preaching of the Gospel to every creature,’ Francis said June 21.
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Lutheran World Federation release joint statement.
The least controversial need is also the most important
The two signed a joint declaration this week.