- May 27, 2020
The outgoing head of the World Council of Churches reflects on his ecumenical work together with Pope Francis.
Working for Christian unity and engaging in formal theological dialogues to promote it obviously raises questions about what the nature and mission of the church is.
No one can remain indifferent to the way minority groups are increasingly the object of so much fear, scorn and hatred, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis characterized his June 21st day-trip to Geneva as an “ecumenical pilgrimage,” not a political trip, and for this reason he did not visit the UN and other international organizations in Geneva.
Doctrinal and control issues may not be the only reason the Catholic Church has never joined the World Council of Churches — it could be about respect.
On Thursday in Geneva, Pope Francis proposed the ‘Our Father’ as a means of reclaiming Christian roots and values.