In message to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for St. Andrew’s Day, Pope encourages Churches “to offer an example of dialogue, mutual respect and practical cooperation” for peace
Religious leaders recommit to “reconciled, united, democratic and hospitable Europe” in online meeting with European Commission vice-president
Coronavirus has “strengthened and accelerated” debates over reforms in the Church, acknowledges Archbishop of Munich and Freising
To change the world, Francis counsels “attention to the needs of the most fragile”, “compassion”, “sharing” and the “denunciation of injustices”
Now in its 56th year, Joint Working Group discusses “challenges and opportunities” for Churches around peacebuilding, migrants and refugees
“We must not look away when Jews are insulted or attacked”, urges chair of Catholic Bishops’ Conference commission for relations with Judaism, Bishop Ulrich Neymeyr
Father Tomáš Halík laments more and more believers falling prey to “dead religion” of “fundamentalism and bigotry”
Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Orthodox and Lutheran leaders march for peace as memorials declare “Vienna is stronger than hate” and “Our religion is love”
Bishop Georg Bätzing wants “intensive” dialogue with Rome, pledge ecumenical advances will be “examined and acted upon” as Evangelical Church expresses “deep regret” at CDF veto
“Numb with horror”, members of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue “reject utterly any misuse of religion to justify violence.”
Image celebrates feminine contributions to “far-reaching new development in the Church” by which “the gospel found a new path to the people”, say experts
Ecumenical delegation urges German Presidency of EU Council to solidarity, speed in recovery plan: “A delay would negatively affect the most vulnerable members of our societies”
German Bishops’ ecumenism head shares impression Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith “hastily cobbled together” response to the intercommunion question
The under-secretary of the Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section welcomes Francis’ theological and pastoral spotlight on “the contextual aspect of the truth”
“We accuse ourselves for not standing to our beliefs more courageously, for not praying more faithfully, for not believing more joyously, and for not loving more ardently”, reads the Stuttgart Declaration of Guilt
“The injustices of the world and of history are not healed by hatred and revenge, but by dialogue and forgiveness”
Cardinal Marx says ball in Catholic Church’s court after latest Vatican refusal: “The others want to and we say ‘no'”
Declaration of the ‘Faith for Nature’ Multi-Faith Action Conference from Iceland: “Current extremes of wealth and poverty need to give way to greater equity and justice”
“No company should be able to disregard or circumvent human rights to gain profit or competitive advantages”, clamour the Catholic and Reformed Churches
A Russian Orthodox official has accused the US of inciting inter-Christian division in Belarus and “deliberately expos[ing]” Catholics in the country.
Amy Coney Barrett reportedly will be Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
A co-author of a German paper on shared Communion with Protestants has rejected the Vatican criticism of the document, saying that “the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is one voice among many in theological discourse”.
A dozen global and regional religious organizations released an advocacy statement on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe that defines their calling as Christians to “welcome the stranger,” and urges the creation of a world in which “we become human together.”
The German Bishops are remaining defiant in the wake of the Vatican refusal of a proposal for Catholic intercommunion with Protestants.
A German Catholic bishop is resisting a new Vatican prohibition on shared Communion with Protestants.