Archive for tag: John Paul II

Archive pour tag : John Paul II

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Le secrétaire général du COE rend hommage à Jean-Paul II

Le texte complet du tribut rendu par le secrétaire général du COE, le pasteur Samuel Kobia, au pape Jean-Paul II est dans le site web du COE. Ce texte met en évidence certains aboutissements de ce pontificat. Le pape Jean-Paul II a été l’une des personnalités les plus marquantes de ces dernières décennies, et son influence a
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Posted: April 3, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=125
Categories: NewsIn this article: John Paul II, pope, Samuel Kobia, WCC
Transmis : 3 avril 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=125
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WCC general secretary pays tribute to Pope John Paul II

The full text of the tribute paid by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia to Pope John Paul II, highlighting some of the specific achievements of his pontificate, is available from the WCC website. Pope John Paul II has been among the most outstanding personalities during these last decades, with an impact far beyond the Roman
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Posted: April 3, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=126
Categories: NewsIn this article: John Paul II, pope, Samuel Kobia, WCC
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Message of Condolences

The staff of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism share the sorrow of the faithful and people of goodwill around the world in thanking God for the life and work of His Holiness John Paul II, who left us last Saturday. We are especially grateful for the many occasions of encouragement which the Holy Father gave to
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Posted: April 6, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=127
Categories: NewsIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, John Paul II, pope
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Message de condoléances

Le personnel du Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme partage le deuil des fidèles et des gens de bonne volonté du monde entier en rendant grâce à Dieu pour la vie et l’oeuvre de Sa Sainteté Jean-Paul II, qui nous a quittés samedi passé. Nous sommes surtout reconnaissants pour les nombreuses instances d’appui que le Saint Père a fournies
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Posted: April 6, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=128
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Ecumenism according to Ratzinger: Pluriform unity

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger with Pope John Paul IIThe “ultimate aim” of the ecumenical journey, “is obviously the unity of the churches in the one Church”. “This does not mean uniformity” but “unity in pluriformity”. The “Orthodox Churches should not change much in their internal structure, almost nothing in fact, if they unite themselves with Rome”. The then cardinal Joseph Ratzinger pronounced these words on 29 January 1993 during a public conversation with Waldesian professor Paolo Ricca held at the evangelical cultural centre.

Pope Francis took these considerations further during his visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople last November, when he said that in its efforts to achieve full unity with Orthodox Christians, the Catholic Church “does not intend to impose any conditions except that of the shared profession of faith”.

Speaking about ecumenism during his meeting with the Waldesian community, Ratzinger wished to distinguish between “two phases”: the final aim and the “models” for the in-between waiting period before unity is achieved. The future Pope saw the former as “the real force and the main motivating factor behind our ecumenism”. He explained that “the unity of churches within the Church” does not imply “uniformity”, but “unity in pluriformity”. “It seems to me,” the then cardinal added, “that the ancient Church can be taken as something of a model. The ancient Church was united on three fundamental elements: Holy Scripture, regula fidei, the sacramental structure of the Church. But, for the rest, it was a Church of very many forms, as we all know. There were the churches of Semitic regions or language, the Egyptian Coptic Church, and here were the Greek Churches of the Byzantine empire, the other Greek Churches, the Latin Churches featuring great diversities between the Church in Ireland, for example, and the Church of Rome.”
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Posted: February 23, 2015 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=8503
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, John Paul II, Joseph Ratzinger
Transmis : 23 février 2015 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=8503
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