Posts Tagged ‘Christian Unity’

Catholic priest’s funeral Mass to be in Anglican church

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The funeral Mass of an English Catholic priest is to be celebrated in an Anglican church in recognition of the work he did to bring Christians together. Canon Brian O’Sullivan of Arundel and Brighton diocese died on August 21. The Anglican Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, has approved the unusual funeral move in recognition Read more

Pope backs closer Christian ties before theologians agree

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Pope Francis has said Christians from different denominations should work for closer ties without waiting for theologians to agree on everything. He told Pentecostal bishops visiting him in Rome that Catholics and Evangelicals should “walk together”. Focussing on differences amounts to “sinning against God’s will”, the Pope said. He said Christians should not wait for Read more

Prayer, peace, and poverty

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

One is an Argentine son of Italian immigrants, the other an Old Etonian whose mother worked for Sir Winston Churchill. Yet despite coming from opposite ends of the earth – both literally and metaphorically – Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury have some uncanny similarities. The two leaders of Christianity’s largest global communions were Read more

Return to Nicaea for Christian leaders?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Mark your calendars: In 2025, Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians may return to Nicaea, the spot in modern-day Turkey where Christianity was literally defined. In 325, early followers of Jesus came together to figure out what it means to be a Christian; the goal was to create theological consensus across all of Christendom. This Read more