WCC Pastor on Pope’s upcoming Geneva visit

An official at the World Council of Churches (WCC) speaks of “a new (ecumenical) spring with Pope Francis and his initiatives.” Pastor Martin Robra’s comments come ahead of the papal visit to the WWC headquarters in Geneva on June 21st. Evangelical Pastor Martin Robra, a senior official at the World Council of Churches (WCC), says Pope [...]

Pope sends message to Bose ecumenical conference

Pope Francis has sent a message to the head of the Bose monastic community to mark the opening of their 25th international ecumenical conference on Orthodox spirituality. The Bose community, based in northern Italy, was founded in December 1965 on the day that the Second Vatican Council concluded its work. It currently numbers around 80 members, men and women [...]

Top Ten People of 2011: Cardinal Kurt Koch

Cardinal Kurt Koch Pope Benedict has chosen a quiet, thoughtful, relatively young Swiss theologian to head the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews. (Born as the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity under Pope John XXIII in 1960 the dicastery was given its [...]