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Singers from the Westminster Abbey choir join the Sistine Chapel choir

Singers from the Westminster Abbey choir join the Sistine Chapel choir for Vespers in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls at the close of the week of prayer for Christian Unity

Westminster Abbey and Sistine choirs at Ecumenical Vespers

24/01/2017 17:03

The prestigious Westminster Abbey choir joins the Sistine Chapel choir on Wednesday for Vespers, presided over by Pope Francis, in the Basilica of St Paul’s Outside the Walls for the closing of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Pope Francis with ecumenical partners at last years Ecumenical Vespers for the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Pope Francis with ecumenical partners at last years Ecumenical Vespers for the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Pope Francis calls for continued prayer for Christian Unity

22/01/2017 12:07

Following the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis called for continued prayer during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. 

 

Cardinal Oswald Gracias

Cardinal Oswald Gracias

Card Gracias calls for joint prayer in favour of Christian unity

19/01/2017 15:15

Card Gracias of Mumbai,  issued an appeal on the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which began on Wednesday saying “Let us pray together to accomplish Jesus’s prayer that ‘all may be one’.”

 

Cardinal Kurt Koch with Pope Francis and the President and General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation

Cardinal Kurt Koch with Pope Francis and the President and General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation in Lund cathedral on October 31st 2016

Unity Week: Cardinal Koch celebrates a "truly ecumenical year"

18/01/2017 17:08

As we mark the annual week of prayer for Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch says Catholics have much to celebrate because 2016 was “truly an ecumenical year”. 

Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience

Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience

Pope Audience: We look with hope to unity not division

18/01/2017 11:39

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that Christian Unity and reconciliation are possible. He was speaking during his weekly General Audience in the Paul the VI hall where he also continued his catechesis on Christian hope.

Fragment of Berlin Wall

A fragment of the Berlin wall, in the shape of a cross, is used as a symbol of the need for reconciliation during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Berlin Wall: symbol of reconciliation for Christian unity week

17/01/2017 18:04

January 18th marks the opening of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, focused this year on the theme of ‘Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us