We must raise $1,008 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Papal encouragement for Finnish ecumenical pilgrimage

Catholic World News - January 17, 2011

On January 15, Pope Benedict XVI met in a private audience with an ecumenical delegation from Finland. The group was in Rome on an annual pilgrimage marking the feast of St. Henry, the nation’s patron.

In his remarks to the group the Pope mentioned the successes of ecumenical talks between Catholics and Lutherans, particularly the joint declaration on justification. He added that he was confident a similar meeting of the minds would be forthcoming on “the nature of the episcopal office.” Nevertheless, he continued, “we are all aware that the ecumenical journey has, in some ways, become more difficult and challenging.” The joint pilgrimage is an important way to sustain ecumenical energy, the Pope said. He encouraged a spirit of prayer especially during the coming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($1,008 to go):
$35,000.00 $33,991.96
3% 97%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis 17 hours ago
Our Most Characteristic Vice? 17 hours ago
Recognizing the Noonday Devil 18 hours ago
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? 21 hours ago
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women 23 hours ago

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13