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Card Koch: a united Church to meet the challenge of globalization
In an interview with AsiaNews about the importance and the future of ecumenical dialogue, the new president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity emphasizes the "solid foundations of love and friendship that exist between Rome and Constantinople, although difficulties remain in dialogue with the Orthodox. After the meeting in Vienna the "great challenge for the future is how to see together the issues of primacy and collegiality."
Bartholomew invited by the pope to participate in the synod of bishops
In the "spirit of Ravenna", the ecumenical patriarch will take part in the meeting of the world's Catholic bishops, scheduled to take place in October on the theme "The word of God in the life and mission of the Church".
Pope: ecumenism has made "great progress", even if there are new problems
Benedict XVI dedicated his general audience to the Week for Christian Unity. Positive outcome, especially in theological dialogue with the Orthodox, but the journey "is not linear and its outcome depends on the will of God”.
30/11/2005 VATICAN ECUMENISM
Pope tells Orthodox he would have liked to have celebrated St Andrew with them
In a message on the occasion of the feast day of the Orthodox Church's Patron Saint, the Pontiff expresses his hope for an "even deeper communion", which will allow us to "celebrate together the Eucharist".
06/12/2008 RUSSIA - VATICAN
Alexy II: pope expresses condolences
Remembering the figure of the deceased Orthodox patriarch, Benedict XVI hopes that his memory will be "an encouragement for those who will benefit from his spiritual legacy." Condolences also from the Russian Catholic world, and bishops Werth and Pezzi. The funeral of Alexy II is scheduled for December 9, and Cardinals Kasper and Etchegaray are expected to attend from Rome. The date of the synod for the election of his successor will be made known following the ceremony.
02/12/2005 VATICAN - RUSSIA
Card. Martino sums up Moscow visit optimistically
The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace highlights progress in ties with the Orthodox Church and expresses hope for "real and concrete" progress; we have drawn nearer to the Moscow Patriarchate as regards European integration and the need to rediscover shared Christian roots and to face current secularization trends. The Cardinal invited Catholics to "embody" Church social doctrine in daily life.
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