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Pope: Christian unity comes from God, but requires our daily commitment
Pope invites large turn-out for Vespers of January 25 in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls for the conclusion of the Week for Christian unity. Best wishes to the peoples of the Far East for the Lunar New Year.
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Pope: All areas of human life are soil on which to cast Gospel seeds. New Year wishes for Far East
At the Angelus Pope Francis speaks of how early Christians preached Gospel in a "geographically peripheral and religiously impure land", and that from there “the light on which we have reflected over the past few Sundays spread: the light of Christ." "The joy of proclaiming and witnessing to our faith”. Wishes that during the New Year of the Rooster, the families of the Far East "increasingly become a school of respect for each other". Closeness to earthquake victims in central Italy. Prayers for victims and rescuers. Vespers in St. Paul Outside the Walls together with representatives of other Christian confessions.
World Peace in unity among Christians
John Paul II, while praying for peace, wishes a Happy New "Year of the Monkey" to Chinese, Vietnamese and Koreans
Ecumenism, prayer and sharing are everyone's responsibility, says Pope
Benedict XVI invites the faithful to come and celebrate ecumenical Vespers on January 25, in St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica. He makes an appeal against toy guns.
Pope: Christians unite in world’s one human family
On the World Day for Migrants, during the Angelus, Benedict XVI remembers that Christians are sometimes forced to leave their homeland. “Fundamental” that they remain united throughout the world, this the aim of the week of prayer for unity. "Joy" for the beatification of John Paul II, next May 1. Prayer for the people of Australia, Brazil, the Philippines and Sri Lanka, recently hit by devastating floods.
Pope: Happy Chinese New Year, celebrating Saint Paul’s conversion
Benedict XVI extends his Best Wishes to the peoples of East Asia, that they may live in joy and harmony with God and creation. Conversion means welcoming salvation and the gift of Jesus’ love, which saves us from selfishness and sadness. The Pontiff also marked World Leprosy Day and the end of Christian Unity Week at St Paul’s Outside the Walls Basilica. Two children release two doves from the Pope’s window.
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