Former Nuncio in Egypt: A look at the Arab Spring from the inside
Thursday, 23 May 2013 16:27
Bishop of Aleppo: Concern over fate of two Syrian archbishops kidnapped one month ago
Thursday, 23 May 2013 13:57
(Vatican Radio) It’s exactly one month since two Syrian Orthodox archbishops were kidnapped near the city of Aleppo. The Greek Orthodox archbishop of Aleppo Yohanna Ibrahim and his Syriac Orthodox counterpart Boulos Yazaji were seized by gunmen while travelling back from the Turkish border. No group has claimed responsibility for their abduction. The Catholic Chaldean bishop of Aleppo, Antoine Audo spoke to Susy Hodges about their growing concern over the fate of the two prelates.
In 2nd message on Edict of Milan, Pope Francis calls for recognition of religious freedom
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:03
On May 15, Pope Francis sent a telegram to Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan as Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew traveled to the Italian city to commemorate the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan.
Patriarch Bartholomew, who holds a primacy of honor among heads of Orthodox churches, then returned to Istanbul, where the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, in conjunction with the Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe, held a conference on religious freedom in commemoration of the Edict’s anniversary.
Week of Prayer for Christians of All Churches & Denominations
Monday, 20 May 2013 12:13
Father Gerard Kelly, Associate Professor at the Sydney Catholic Institute and renowned ecumenist has welcomed Pope Francis' message and joined the Holy Father in encouraging Catholics to pray for people beyond their own circle of friends and prayer intentions.
Delivering the homily at yesterday's Ecumenical Service at the Archdiocese of Sydney's chapel at the Polding Centre, Fr Gerard urged the faithful to pray for people they didn't know as well as for people who had no one to pray for them.
"The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a special time each year to pray for the unity of all Christians," he said.
Six different faiths, six young Australians- What will happen when they switch lives for two weeks?
In Episode Two, young Buddhist monk Freeman switches lives with Anthony, a devoted Maronite Catholic. Freeman is open to his exchange, joining in various activities at St Charbel’s Church community in Sydney’s west, hosted by the local youth group. He looks for meeting points between the two faiths. Anthony’s experience is different. He finds his digs at the Buddhist monastery in tropical Queensland rudimentary, the heat oppressive and he misses Mass so much he hitches 50km to the nearest Catholic Church on his first Sunday away.
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