The Holy Father sent a video message to a gathering of the John 17 Movement, an ecumenical group, on June 9.
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The Holy Father Pope said the document reaffirmed that “legitimate diversity is in no way opposed to the Church’s unity, but rather enhances her splendor and contributes greatly to the fulfilment of her mission.”
The Holy Father said the Catholic and Orthodox Churches must take further steps to build on the fraternal dialogue recommenced through the Holy Spirit.
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.
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‘We remember this anniversary with a renewed spirit and in the recognition that Christian unity is a priority, because we realize that much more unites us than separates us,’ the Holy Father said Oct. 31 about the 500th commemoration of the Reformation.
In interview with Jesuit journal, the Pope also calls proselytism a "sin" and speaks of the need to overcome "rigid" perspectives to enable reform.
Despite many worthy Anglican-Catholic initiatives this week, true unity remains a distant dream.
Georgia’s history ‘relates holy testimonies and Christian values, which have forged the soul and culture of the country,’ the Holy Father said Oct. 1 at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.