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During an ecumenical prayer service, the Vatican’s chief ecumenist and the Lutheran World Federation’s general secretary formally called for a joint reflection on the Augsburg Confession, a fundamental statement of Lutheran faith. Source: NCR Online.
Members of the international Catholic-Orthodox dialogue have agreed that shared responsibility and the exercise of authority as a service are both essential for the life and unity of the Church. Source: OSV News.
Pope Francis has inserted 21 Coptic Orthodox martyrs killed by ISIS into the Church’s formal martyrology, marking one of the rare occasions in which non-Catholics have been approved for veneration in the Catholic Church. Source: Crux.
Two popes sat side by side before a crowd of rain-soaked pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City yesterday. Source: OSV News.
When King Charles III is crowned on Saturday, it will be an opportunity to reaffirm Christianity’s place in public affairs, including the presence of Britain’s small but significant Catholic minority. Source: OSV News.
Faith communities in Alice Springs are working together with local elders to respond in practical and spiritual ways to the growing youth street crime crisis in the Central Australian city. Source: In The Word.
In one of his final events in South Sudan, Pope Francis led an ecumenical prayer service with other Christian leaders on Saturday, stressing the need to join forces in promoting peace and addressing the country’s other crippling problems. Source: Crux.
Meeting the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Pope Francis expressed his hope that Christians of the East and West could finally agree on a common date for celebrating Easter. Source: NCR Online.