Posts Tagged ‘ecumenical council’

Orthodox Churches to hold first ecumenical council in 1200 years

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Patriarchs of the world’s Orthodox Churches have agreed to hold an ecumenical council in 2016, the first in more than a millennium. The council could lead to closer ties to the Roman Catholic Church. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I fears that some churches are too isolated from each other and the outer world. Speaking to a Read more

Aussie bishops want Vatican III — on sexual abuse

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Three retired Australian bishops are calling for a new ecumenical council — including lay people — to “confront the issues that contribute to the causes of systemic sexual abuse” in the Catholic Church. The group is led by Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, who retired as auxiliary bishop of Sydney in 2004, aged 66, partly because of Read more