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Milestones in Papal Ecumenism: Part Nine

The significance of a joint service, with both the Pope and the president of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Nikolas Schneider, jointly presiding and both giving the final blessing, in Erfurt should not be under estimated.

Milestones in Papal Ecumenism: Part Eight

“It is the Lord’s commandment, but also the imperative of the present hour, to carry on dialogue with conviction at all levels of the Church’s life.”

Milestones in Papal Ecumenism: Part Seven

The importance of this shared communion agreement cannot be overstated…

Milestones in Papal Ecumenism: Part Six

Throughout his pontificate, John Paul sought to improve the relationship between the Orthodox Churches and the Roman Catholic Church. One of his goals was to see the unity of the East and West before the new millennium. Although that was something he never saw, his pontificate saw many breakthroughs between the Roman Catholics and Eastern […]

Milestones in Papal Ecumenism: Part Five

Although John Paul’s pontificate was hallmarked by a commitment to ecumenism, it was most hallmarked by an uncompromising view of Roman Catholic doctrine.

Milestones in Papal Ecumenism: Part Four

The long pontificate of John Paul II was filled with ecumenical encounters and profound gestures of love and dialogue.

Milestones in Papal Ecumenism: Part Three

More dramatic than the 400 year silence between the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury was the 1500 year silence between the Pope of Rome and the Pope of Alexandria…

Milestones in Papal Ecumenism: Part Two

Jerusalem was just the beginning… Paul VI had a similarly groundbreaking meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most. Rev. Michael Ramsey.

Milestones in Papal Ecumenism

In January 1964 five hundred and twenty five years of silence were broken.

RIP: Laurence Hull Stookey

Laurence Hull Stookey (1937-2016)