Posts Tagged ‘Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity’

Kasper criticises Germany’s Synodal Way reform

Monday, June 27th, 2022
Germany's Synodal Way reform proposals

Germany’s Synodal Way reform proposals have had some sharp criticism from German theologian cardinal Walter Kasper. He agrees reforms are necessary but says the Church should not become “a mass that can be kneaded and shaped to suit the situation”. The proposal to create a permanent Synodal Council to govern the Catholic Church in Germany Read more

War produces new unity in Ukraine Christian Churches

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

War is creating a new unity between the various Christian Churches in Ukraine, Catholic Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk told the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity last Friday. It also poses two big challenges to the global Church. War is everyone’s responsibility “First, there is a need for a new reflection on the social doctrine of Read more

Ignoring divisions among Christians feeds conflict

Monday, May 9th, 2022
Christians divisions feed conflict

Doing nothing to overcome the divisions among Christians means allowing tensions to fester and even feed conflict, Pope Francis said. During a meeting on 6 May with members of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Pope Francis said “Ignoring the divisions among Christians, whether out of habit or out of resignation, means tolerating that Read more

Intercommunion – Cardinal Marx and Pope Francis

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Intercommunion – enabling non-Catholics to receive the Eucharist – is to be discussed in Rome. Although several news sources say Francis has already rejected a draft plan to allow non-Catholics who are married to Catholics to receive Communion in certain circumstances, it seems this is not the case. German Bishops’ Conference president, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Read more

Evangelisation linked to ecumenism, Pope says

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The task of evangelisation is closely linked to the work of ecumenism, Pope Benedict XVI has told participants in a plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. “We cannot follow a truly ecumenical path while ignoring the crisis of faith affecting vast areas of the world, including those where the proclamation of Read more