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Pope Francis to travel to Sweden for joint Reformation commemoration

Pope Francis will travel to Sweden in October for a joint ecumenical commemoration of the start of the Reformation, together with leaders of the Lutheran World Federation and representatives of other Christian Churches.

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Pope officially invited to visit Great Mosque of Rome

At today's General Audience Francis talked about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: "God's mercy, which works through Baptism, is stronger than our divisions".

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Pope Francis: God's mercy and Christian Unity

Pope Francis on a cold Wednesday morning in Rome greeted the thousands of people in the warmth of the Paul the VI hall who had gathered for his General Audience.

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Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, speaker at the First Arab Thinkers Forum

"Interreligious Dialogue and Extremism: reasons and remedies" was the title of the First Arab Thinkers Forum, held in Abu Dhabi from 17 to 18 January at the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research.  The only non-Muslim speaker was Fr Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, who intervened during the first session during which the Grand Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan, also gave an address.  In the other sessions there were contributions from various figures from the Arab Emirates, Egypt and Morocco.

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Cardinal Koch on Week of Prayer and 2016 ecumenical agenda

Christian Churches around the world and especially in the northern hemisphere on Monday celebrate the start of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  During the eight day period, churches and communities hold joint worship services, bible studies and other encounters aimed at promoting greater understanding and closer cooperation among members of the different denominations.

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