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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity opens

Catholic World News - January 18, 2011

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began on Tuesday, January 18, with the focus on the Christian communities of Jerusalem.

Materials for this year’s observance—jointly produced by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the World Council of Churches—provide a theme for each day of the week:

Pope Benedict XVI will preside at an ecumenical Vespers service at the Roman basilica of St. Paul-Outside-the-Walls on Tuesday evening, January 25, to conclude the week’s observances.

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