Martyrs show the road to Christian unity, cardinal says
Catholic World News - January 20, 2011
The martyrs who die for the Christian faith, even if they come from different denominations, are the most powerful witnesses to the cause of unity among all believers, according to the president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity.
Citing the words of Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Kurt Koch said that “between the martyrs we have perfect unity.” The example set by the martyrs, he said, should inspire living Christians to redouble their prayers for Christian unity.
Cardinal Koch told Vatican Radio that the painful facts of disunity—the fact that Christians cannot share communion—should “give a motivation of strength to deepen our dialogue of charity and truth, because the goal of dialogue is unity of the Church and then unity of the Eucharist.”
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 ($518 to go):
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!