- Feb 23, 2020
Pope Francis celebrates ecumenism in Geneva.
Living the Christian faith requires a surrender of individualism, including one’s particular party preferences, in exchange for a full-throttled commitment to Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said on Thursday.
For some Americans, Pope Francis’s visit to the World Council of Churches in Geneva will serve as a reminder of its work at home and abroad.
When Pope Francis travels to Geneva on Thursday, the Pope of a “culture of encounter” will facilitate an “encounter of churches,” in an effort to promote Christian unity.
During his one-day visit to Geneva, Pope Francis will highlight the importance of Christians praying and working together on their ecumenical journey.
The patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church denounced a statement issued by the head of the World Council of Churches regarding the situation in Syria, in particular the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus.