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The Sacraments in the Life of the Church: new document from the Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic dialogue

The Joint International Commission for theological dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches held its 18th plenary session in Rome from 20‒24 June 2022, hosted by the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity

The Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches has published a new document entitled “The Sacraments in the Life of the Church”.
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Posted: Jan. 27, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13159
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, Oriental Orthodox, statements
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, Oriental Orthodox, statements


The Images of the Church in the Syriac and Latin Patristic Traditions

The image of the barque of Peter is an ancient Christian image for the church originating in the biblical stories of Peter the fisherman. This image has been used in various forms by ecumenical agencies and programs

The Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Assyrian Church of the East agreed on a new document entitled The Images of the Church in the Syriac and Latin Patristic Traditions.

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Posted: Jan. 25, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13161
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: Assyrian Church of the East, Catholic, church, dialogue, ecclesiology, statements
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Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : Assyrian Church of the East, Catholic, church, dialogue, ecclesiology, statements


Dialogue with the Malankara Orthodox Churches

Members of the dialogue between the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church met in Kerala, India

Two parallel dialogues were established with the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and the Malankara (Jacobite) Syrian Orthodox Church, respectively in 1989 and 1990, and were maintained even after the foundation in 2003 of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches.
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Posted: Dec. 14, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13167
Categories: Communiqué, NewsIn this article: Catholic, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church
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Catégorie : Communiqué, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church


Pope Francis: Restoration of Christian unity is ‘an urgent priority in today’s world’

Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the full restoration of communion among all Christians is “an urgent priority in today’s world.”

In a letter to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, the pope expressed gratitude that Catholic and Orthodox Christians are seeking “to achieve full communion that will enable us one day, in God’s time, to gather together at the same eucharistic table.”
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Posted: Dec. 1, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12880
Categories: CNAIn this article: Bartholomew I, Catholic, Orthodox, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : CNADans cet article : Bartholomew I, Catholic, Orthodox, Pope Francis


Divisions are the result of sinful action, Francis tells Bartholomew

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople meet at the Phanar in Istanbul

Pope Francis in a message to Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I has called for a continuous analyzing of the historical and theological reasons for the ongoing divisions between the two Churches “in a spirit that is neither polemical nor apologetic but marked instead by authentic dialogue and mutual openness”.
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Posted: Dec. 1, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12877
Categories: La CroixIn this article: Bartholomew I, Catholic, Orthodox, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : La CroixDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Catholic, Orthodox, Pope Francis


Overcoming Christian divisions would give world hope, pope tells patriarch

Pope Francis greets Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople at Sakhir Palace in Awali, Bahrain

While formal dialogue about the theological and historical causes of the splits in Christianity are essential, so, too, is a recognition that “sinful actions and attitudes” have contributed and continue to contribute to divisions in the body of Christ, Pope Francis said.

“We are called, then, to work toward the restoration of unity between Christians, not merely through signed agreements but through fidelity to the Father’s will and discernment of the promptings of the Spirit,” Pope Francis wrote in a letter to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople Nov. 30, the feast of St. Andrew.
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Posted: Nov. 30, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12871
Categories: CNSIn this article: Bartholomew I, Catholic, Christian unity, Orthodox, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Catholic, Christian unity, Orthodox, Pope Francis


Guide brings trafficking awareness to pews

The Working Towards Freedom study guide delves into the life of St. Josephine Bakhita, herself a human trafficking victim

The Archdiocese of Vancouver is teaming up with the Dioceses of Victoria and Saskatoon to unveil the Working Towards Freedom study guide, a resource designed for clergy, parish groups and individual congregants to learn more about human trafficking.
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Posted: Nov. 20, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12900
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Catholic, human trafficking, social justice
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Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : Catholic, human trafficking, social justice


St Chad ‘returns’ to Lichfield Cathedral

An artist’s impression of the new Shrine of St Chad at Lichfield Cathedral

A relic of St Chad is due to transferred from Birmingham to Lichfield cathedral tomorrow as a shrine of St Chad is reinstated in the location of the original medieval shrine.

St Chad, a monk and abbot, moved his see from Repton to Lichfield when he was made Bishop of Mercia in 669. He died just three years later in a plague. He became associated with healing, until his relics had to be moved during the Dissolution. They were eventually enshrined at St Chad’s new Catholic cathedral in Birmingham when it opened in 1841, in a new ark designed by Pugin.
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Posted: Nov. 7, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12725
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, Church of England, spiritual ecumenism
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, Church of England, spiritual ecumenism


Le Pape François rencontre la Commission de dialogue catholique-méthodiste

Pope Francis received members of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission in a private audience

Mercredi 5 octobre, le Pape François a reçu en audience privée les membres de la Commission mixte internationale méthodiste-catholique (MERCIC). La Commission, inaugurée en 1967 et dont les rencontres se sont succédées depuis sans interruption, se trouve actuellement à Rome à la Casa Maria Immacolata pour la première réunion plénière de son douzième cycle de dialogue. À l’audience avec le Saint-Père, les participants étaient accompagnés du Cardinal Kurt Koch, Préfet du Dicastère pour la promotion de l’unité des chrétiens.
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Posted: Oct. 6, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12629
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, MERCIC, Methodist, World Methodist Council
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, MERCIC, Methodist, World Methodist Council


Pope Francis meets with Methodist‒Catholic dialogue team

Pope Francis received members of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission in a private audience

Pope Francis received members of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission (MERCIC) in a private audience on Wednesday 5 October. The Commission, which began work in 1967 and has met since without interruption, is currently meeting in Rome at the Casa Maria Immacolata for the first plenary meeting of its twelfth round of dialogue. The Commission was accompanied to the audience by Cardinal Kurt Koch, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity.
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Posted: Oct. 6, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12600
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, MERCIC, Methodist, World Methodist Council
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, MERCIC, Methodist, World Methodist Council


Catholic bishops in Belgium authorize prayer for committed same-sex couples

People take part in the annual Belgian LGBT Pride Parade in central Brussels

The Flemish-speaking bishops of Belgium have appointed a contact person for ministry to and with gay Catholics and have authorized prayer for committed gay couples on the condition it is clear that it is not equivalent to a wedding blessing.

The document, “Being pastorally close to homosexual persons: For a welcoming church that excludes no one,” was dated Sept. 20 and posted on the website of the Belgian bishops.
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Posted: Sept. 20, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12522
Categories: CNSIn this article: Belgium, bishops, Catholic, human sexuality, LGBTQ, same-sex blessing
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Belgium, bishops, Catholic, human sexuality, LGBTQ, same-sex blessing


Reconciliation fund approves first project

A teepee stands in the graveyard in the Cowessess First Nation near Grayson, Saskatchewan

Nine months after Canada’s Catholic bishops committed to it, the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund is up and running.

With $4.6 million in the bank so far, the $30-million Fund’s all-Indigenous national board of directors approved its first project on July 15.

The first project funded will be the Cote Culture Camp in Saskatchewan, northeast of Regina. The language- and land-based camp in Kamsack is operating from July 18 to 22, putting “children and youth in practical touch with their language, ceremonies, history and heritage through land-based instruction and continuing language classes,” said Archdiocese of Regina spokesperson Eric Gurash in an email.

The Archdiocese of Regina has committed $15,000 of its $2 million in pledged IRF funds to support the Cote Culture Camp. So far, the archdiocese has collected $1.53 million towards its $2 million IRF goal.
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Posted: July 20, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12280
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Catholic, Indigenous Reconciliation Fund
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Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : Catholic, Indigenous Reconciliation Fund


Indigenous Reconciliation Fund board of directors reports progress on $30 Million national fundraising commitment

Elder Fred Kelly, a spiritual adviser to the First Nations' delegation, prays for Pope Francis during a meeting with Indigenous elders, knowledge keepers, abuse survivors and youth from Canada and representatives of Canada's Catholic bishops at the Vatican

The Indigenous Reconciliation Fund Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Fund is officially accepting proposals and distributing funds for projects in support of healing and reconciliation. Projects are determined locally in consultation with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples, and the first proposal received approval on July 15, 2022.

The Fund has already collected $4.6 million from Catholic dioceses across the country, as part of a nationwide commitment to raise $30 million over the next five years. Project proposals from Diocesan / Regional Reconciliation Committees are being presented to the Fund, as part of an effort to support and encourage local collaboration between Catholic entities and Indigenous partners. All applications for funding must first be submitted through local Diocesan / Regional Reconciliation Committees.

“The Indigenous Reconciliation Fund is a critically important effort in support of the path of healing and reconciliation between the Catholic Church and Indigenous Peoples,” said Chief Wilton Littlechild, Chair of Board. “We are pleased with the progress made to date, and are looking forward to distributing funds as quickly as possible in support of reconciliation projects across the country”.
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Posted: July 18, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12278
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, CCCB, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous Reconciliation Fund, Reconciliation
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, CCCB, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous Reconciliation Fund, Reconciliation


A new phase of dialogue begins between Disciples of Christ and the Catholic Church

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
The International Commission for Dialogue between the Disciples of Christ and the Catholic Church met in Melbourne, Kentucky from the 24th to 29th June

The first session of the sixth phase of the International Commission for Dialogue between the Disciples of Christ and the Catholic Church took place in Melbourne, Kentucky, USA, from the 24th to 29th June 2022. The Commission consists of fourteen Catholic and Disciples members appointed by the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican, and the Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council, Indianapolis, USA. The goal of the dialogue, which started in 1977, has been understood to be full visible unity between Catholics and Disciples of Christ.

For the sixth phase, “The Ministry of the Holy Spirit” based on 2 Corinthians 3 has been chosen as the overall topic to explore the work of the Holy Spirit, especially in the life and ministry of the Church.

Prior to this session in person, the Commission held three online meetings to get to know one another, to discuss the Basic Outline of the Sixth Phase, and to help the Catholic members understand the history and polity of the Disciples of Christ.

On the first day, the Catholic co-chair, the Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, WI, USA, and the Disciples co-chair, Rev. Dr. Robert Welsh, Indianapolis, IN, USA, opened this session with a prayer service. On the following day, Bishop Ricken led a lectio divina on Acts 2 to deepen our spiritual understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit, and Dr. Welsh reviewed the previous five phases of the dialogue.
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Posted: July 1, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=11959
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, Disciples of Christ
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, Disciples of Christ


A new round of Methodist-Catholic dialogue

New co-chairs of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission: Right Revd Shane Mackinlay, Roman Catholic bishop of Sandhurst, Australia (left) and Revd Professor Edgardo Colon-Emeric, Dean of Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina

The Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity and the World Methodist Council have announced in a communiqué their intention to begin a new round of dialogue in October of this year. The dialogue will focus on the inter-related themes of mission and unity. As the Church fulfils the Lord’s commission to take the good news of the Gospel “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1: 8) it moves into new contexts and cultures and encounters new questions. As demonstrated by the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15) and the Council of Nicea, whose 1700th anniversary will be marked in 2025, synodal processes are therefore necessary in order for the church to come to a common mind in responding to these questions.
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Posted: June 24, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=11957
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, Methodist
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Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, Methodist


Pope: Catholic, Oriental Orthodox should look at more sacramental sharing

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
Pope Francis leads an audience with young priests and monks from Oriental Orthodox churches at the Vatican

The theological dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches has reached a point where it seems appropriate to consider expanding the opportunities for the faithful of any of the churches to receive the sacraments from one another when they are not available in their own community, Pope Francis said.

“Based on the theological consensus noted by your commission, would it not be possible to extend and multiply such pastoral arrangements, especially in contexts where our faithful are in minority and diaspora situations?” the pope asked members of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches.

Welcoming the commission members June 23, Francis said that “ecumenism always has a pastoral character” and is not simply about theological ideas.

“Among our churches, which share apostolic succession, the broad consensus revealed by your commission not only about baptism, but also other sacraments, should encourage us to deepen a ‘pastoral ecumenism,'” he said.
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Posted: June 23, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=11880
Categories: CNSIn this article: Catholic, Oriental Orthodox, sacramental sharing
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Catholic, Oriental Orthodox, sacramental sharing


Pope, Yad Vashem chief discuss cooperation on Holocaust education

La Croix International
Pope Francis receiving the Yad Vashem president, Dani Dayan, in the Vatican

Dani Dayan, head of the Holocaust center in Jerusalem, describes Pope Francis as a friend and an ally in the mission to defeat antisemitism. Pope Francis met with the chairman of the Yad Vashem (World Holocaust Remembrance Center) and the two discussed ways to prevent antisemitism and increase cooperation on Holocaust education. Dani Dayan, the head of the center in Jerusalem, described Pope Francis as a friend and an ally in the mission to defeat antisemitism. Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, is universally recognized as the ultimate source for Holocaust education, documentation and research.

The meeting that took place on June 9 was also attended by Rafi Schutz, Israel’s ambassador to the Holy See. Pope Francis and Dayan both share Buenos Aires as their birthplace and were able to converse in their native Spanish. The discussion focused on ongoing collaborative efforts by Yad Vashem and the Catholic Church on “Holocaust remembrance, education and documentation, and to discuss efforts to fight antisemitism and racism worldwide,” Yad Vashem said in a statement.
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Posted: June 9, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=11689
Categories: La CroixIn this article: anti-semitism, Catholic, Pope Francis, Shoah
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Catégorie : La CroixDans cet article : anti-semitism, Catholic, Pope Francis, Shoah


Pope Francis: Anglicans are ‘valued traveling companions’

Catholic News Agency
Pope Francis meets with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican

Pope Francis said on Friday that members of the Anglican Communion are “valued travelling companions” as Catholics take part in a worldwide synodal process.

Speaking to the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC) on May 13, the pope said he hoped that Anglicans would contribute to the two-year initiative leading to the Synod on Synodality in Rome in 2023.

He said: “As you know, the Catholic Church has inaugurated a synodal process: for this common journey to be truly such, the contribution of the Anglican Communion cannot be lacking. We look upon you as valued travelling companions.”

The 85-year-old pope noted that in July he is due to travel to South Sudan with Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the Anglican Communion.

The pope, who has been making his public appearances in a wheelchair since May 5 due to a torn ligament in his right knee, said: “As part of this concrete journey, I wish to recommend to your prayers an important step. Archbishop Justin Welby and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, two dear brothers, will be my travelling companions when, in a few weeks’ time, we will at last be able to travel to South Sudan.”
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Posted: May 14, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=11749
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, dialogue
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, dialogue


Anglicans, Roman Catholics rejoice to gather in-person for ecumenical dialogue

Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada meeting at Châteauguay, Québec, 2-5 May 2022. L-R: Nicholas Jesson, Dr. Brian Butcher (staff), Sr. Donna Geernaert sc, Rev. Canon Dr. Scott Sharman (staff), Bishop Cynthia Halmarson (observer), Bishop Bruce Myers (co-chair), Rev. Dr. Iain Luke, Rev. Marie-Louise Ternier, Ana de Souza (staff), and Archbishop Brian Dunn (co-chair). Missing: Adèle Brodeur and Dr. Nicholas Olkovich

The Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada (ARC Canada) has been meeting regularly for 50 years, with a mandate to serve the cause of visible Christianity unity and common witness between the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) and the Roman Catholic Church in Canada. Having continued the Dialogue online from 2020-2021, members rejoiced to be able to convene in person on May 2-5 at the Manoir D’Youville in Châteauguay, QC.

These days were the source of a renewed beginning in several ways: ARC Canada welcomed a few new members into its ranks, continuing a long tradition of gifted and dedicated ecumenical leaders who have contributed to its work over the decades. A new proposed terms of reference was reviewed that would, among other things, expand the participation of representatives from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) from a role as observers to full membership, as full communion partners within the ACC delegation. There was also a chance to engage with recent discussions of synodality in the Roman Catholic Church, and to review aspects of some of the latest ecumenical study on the subject of Anglican ordinations.
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Posted: May 13, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=11274
Categories: Communiqué, NewsIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, Catholic, CCCB, dialogue
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Catégorie : Communiqué, NewsDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, Catholic, CCCB, dialogue


Dialogue group calls for Catholic recognition of Anglican ordinations

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
Snow covers the railings outside Westminster Abbey in London

A group of Catholic and Anglican theologians has publicly called on the Vatican to review and overturn a papal document from 1896 that declared Anglican ordinations “absolutely null and utterly void.” “Where we once walked apart, we now walk together in friendship and love,” wrote members of the Malines Conversations Group after tracing the history of ecumenical agreements between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion and, especially, reviewing examples of collaboration and gestures of recognition.

The judgment made by Pope Leo XIII in his apostolic letter “Apostolicae Curae” in 1896 “does not accord with the reality into which the Spirit has led us now,” said members of the group, which is an informal Catholic-Anglican dialogue that began in 2013. Members of the group, who are not appointed to represent their churches but keep their respective ecumenical offices informed of their studies and discussions, presented their document Dec. 15 at Rome’s Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. The 27-page document is titled, “Sorores in Spe — Sisters in Hope of the Resurrection: A Fresh Response to the Condemnation of Anglican Orders.”
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Posted: Dec. 15, 2021 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10919
Categories: CNS, DialogueIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, Malines, ordination
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Catégorie : CNS, DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, Malines, ordination


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