Pope pays tribute to slain Taizé founder
August 11, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI paid tribute to Brother Roger (1915-2005), founder of the Taizé ecumenical community, as an “untiring witness of Gospel peace and reconciliation” in a brief letter written on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of his murder. The letter, dated July 9, was published in the August 11 edition of L’Osservatore Romano; it was written by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone on Pope Benedict’s behalf.
“Brother Roger was a pioneer on the difficult path towards the unity of the disciples of Christ,” the letter stated. “Now that he has entered into eternal joy, he continues to speak to us. His testimony of an ecumenism of holiness can inspire us on our path towards unity.”
- Lettera del Santo Padre Benedetto XVI, a firma del Card. Tarcisio Bertone, a cinque anni dalla morte di frère Roger di Taizé (9 luglio 2010)
- Taize founder killed (CWN, 8/17/05)
- Frère Roger (Wikipedia)