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Sr. Benigna Menezes
Christian unity week in Vijayawada
Leaders from various Christian denominations met in Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) for the Week of Prayer for Christian unity. “There is room for everyone in God’s plan of salvation,” the local bishop, Mgr Prakash Mallavarapu said.
Jharkhand, celebrations for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity even among tribals
The parish of Blessed Mother Teresa of Siadih ( Diocese of Jamshedpur ) is hosting a meeting for Catholics, Lutherans , Anglicans and Protestants . Fr . Lino Fernandes SFX explains, "we have the shared mission of Mother Teresa : to convey the love of Jesus to our people , and alleviate their suffering. Christ continues to seek our undivided attention in their weakness”.
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In 2008, the extremists targeted everyone, regardless of denomination. "The cross of Christ was proof that united us, our faith was visible." In Bhubaneshwar a common burial ground. Catholic educational, health and social institutions must not discriminate against anybody, "even those who have persecuted us."
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Card Gracias calls for joint prayer in favour of Christian unity
For the first time in Mumbai, Catholics and Pentecostals jointly organise the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The archbishop will lead at an ecumenical prayer on 20 January. For Christian leader, “existing divisions between Christian denominations are used by radical Hindus to undermine the Christian icons of charity, education, and care for the sick."
Putting prayer into practice, a tool for Christian unity
In his message to Korean Christians on the occasion of the week of prayer for Christian unity, the chairman of the Committee for Promoting Christian Unity and Inter-religious Dialogue stresses the importance of forgiving past divisions and start all over with the Holy Spirit.
Pope: Ecumenism, close to the Churches of Jerusalem
Benedict XVI recalls the trials faced by Christians in the Holy Land and the Middle East, even to the sacrifice of life. Every division is "an offense to Christ." This requires a process of conversion of the Church. Appointments for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: the meeting of the Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Ancient Oriental Churches, Vespers in the basilica of St. Paul, on 25 January.
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