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The Pope in Cyprus: step forward in ecumenical dialogue and the search for peace in the Middle East
The Orthodox archbishop of the island emphasizes the importance the encounter between sister Churches and calls to order the two metropolitans who have spoken out against the presence of Benedict XVI. Chrysostomos seeks support for a peaceful solution to the division created by the Turkish invasion. Father Lombardi: the message Benedict XVI, in particular, that of peace and prosperity for the people of Cyprus and the Middle East.
07/06/2010 CYPRUS-VATICAN-MIDDLE EAST
Benedict XVI in Cyprus: a significant step in the ecumenical journey
Confirmation of the belief that only through ecumenical dialogue, strongly backed by the Church of Rome and the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, can a response be given to the challenges of today.
06/06/2010 VATICAN-CYPRUS-MIDDLE EAST
Pope: Synod to reinforce solidarity among Christians of the Middle East
Benedict XVI delivers the Instrumentum Laboris to the synodal assembly. Memory of Msgr. Padovese. The international community must work to end conflicts in the region, rather than "lead to an increased shedding of blood." For Christians, artisans of reconciliation, both recognized the freedom of religion.
07/06/2010 CYPRUS – VATICAN
Maronite Cypriots, a community dying out, brightened by the papal visit
During his apostolic visit to Cyprus, Benedict XVI met the Maronite community whom he asked to bear the weight of the cross of Christ. The Pope said that priests, educators and the consecrated are crucially important as models of faith for the young. The faithful have a duty to bear the light of the Gospel against the darkness of superstition, following in the footsteps of Saint Maroun.
05/06/2010 VATICAN-CYPRUS-MIDDLE EAST
Pope: we can not remain indifferent to the need to support Christians in the Holy Land
On the second day of his visit to Cyprus, Benedict XVI emphasizes the importance of ecumenism also in helping Christians in the region. Politicians urged to "deconstruct the political ideologies that otherwise supplant the truth," with the results seen in the last century. A meeting with the small Catholic community.
21/12/2010 VATICAN - MIDDLE EAST
Benedict XVI Reflects on the Middle East Synod
In his address to the Roman Curia, the Pontiff underlined communion with the Orthodox, the richness of Eastern traditions and the urgent need to reject violence in the context of tension in the Middle East. A comment from the scholar of Islam Fr. Samir (Part One).
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