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Praying for Christian Unity

Praying for Christian Unity

Began in 1908, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from January 18-25. It is jointly supported and sponsored by the World Council of Churches, a body which includes, among others, most of the world's Orthodox churches as well as many Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Reformed, United and Independent churches and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, representing the entire Catholic Church.

From a homily given by Pope Benedict XVI at the Conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls,...

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