Classical Christian mysticism and spirituality such as lectio divina is very attractive to young evangelicals, says Rachel Held Evans.
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“We are heartened by your choice to live humbly and simply and by your desire to reach across boundaries to people of faith in many traditions.”
This word choice contains a clear message, regarding both the sense of episcopal collegiality and of ecumenism.
Francis, who listened to the words of the Patriarch seated on an armchair rather than the throne that is customarily used in the Clementine Hall, thanked Bartholomew I, calling him “my brother Andrew.”
“He’s always been very close to young people. He likes Rock music and does not mind when it is played in church. He thinks that most simple people don’t identify with classic music.”
Cardinal Bergoglio made it clear that he values the place of Anglicans in the Church universal.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I will be there on March 19.
I received an email recently that rocked me to the core, first with laughter, and then with much more seriousness. It came from a Roman Catholic friend, inviting me to share “what a ‘Lutheran elector’ would be looking for in the next pope.” Is there some cardinal, anxious to hear a word from faithful voices beyond the boundaries of the Roman Catholic church? I can’t imagine a Lutheran being invited personally inside the conclave as an elector, or even as a delegate-observer. But perhaps it is not too much to dream that insights from a Lutheran might be taken into consideration, even if spoken in the quiet pre-conclave conversations in which the real electors are engaged and not during the conclave itself. So I replied to my friend, and thought I might share those reflections more publicly here as well, as they touch on much of what PrayTellBlog readers regularly discuss.
Representatives of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Christian Reformed Church in North America, Reformed Church in America and United Church of Christ will sign the document.