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Are we on the brink of a new ecumenical spring?

Pope Francis greets Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby during a private audience at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017. Photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano

It is not uncommon to read optimistic appraisals of how the cause of Christian unity is progressing. There are in fact undeniable signs of continuing progress in relations between the divided churches as set out, for example, in the study document From Conflict to Communion, describing the substantial advance of relations between Catholics and Lutherans in fifty years of dialogue.

But not all is plain sailing. To the careful observer there are also signs of frustration and even retrenchment. To not a few, the traditional ways of doing ecumenism seem no longer capable of meeting new challenges coming from developments both within the Catholic Church and within the other Churches, our ecumenical partners.
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Posted: January 24, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10491
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Brian Farrell, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Transmis : 24 janvier 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10491
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Brian Farrell, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity


Patriarchs at war as Russian ‘cancels’ Alexandrian from prayers

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Photo: Gavriil Grigorov/Tass/PA Images

The Patriarchate of Alexandria has become the latest to recognise Ukraine’s new independent Orthodox church, prompting angry reactions from Russian leaders who bitterly opposed its establishment by the Ecumenical Patriarchate a year ago.

In a brief statement during a Cairo service, Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All-Africa said the recognition had been conferred after “many prayers and consultations” among his senior clergy. Meanwhile, in a second message to his bishops, published by Greece’s Orthodox Romfea news agency, Theodore confirmed the move, adding that it had followed “mature reflection” and many personal talks, and been taken out of “concern for peace and the Orthodox churches’ unity and wellbeing”.
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Posted: November 11, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10688
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Moscow Patriarchate, Ukraine, Ukrainian Orthodox
Transmis : 11 novembre 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10688
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Moscow Patriarchate, Ukraine, Ukrainian Orthodox


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