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The true God is accessible to all

The true God is accessible to all

by: L'Osservatore Romano in Ecumenism,

The address of the Pope in the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels.  God is not the "property" of believers and no one can in his name "feel vindicated in using force against others". This was the appeal made by the Pope in Assisi on the occasion of the Day of Reflection, Dialogue and Prayer for Peace and Justice in the World which opened Thursday morning, 27 October, with religious leaders in the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels. 

Assisi 2011: religions to renew their commitment to peace and justice

Assisi 2011: religions to renew their commitment to peace and justice

by: Asian News in Ecumenism,

“Pilgrims of truth, pilgrims of peace”. It aims “to show, with simplicity, that as religious men and men of good will, we want to offer our own articulated contribution to the building of a better world, whilst at the same time acknowledge the need to grow in dialogue and mutual esteem so as to improve the efficacy of our actions.”  At the initiative of Benedict XVI, this event is designed to mark the 25th anniversary of the first Assisi meeting and is meant “to be a dream that continues, becoming more and more a reality. As everyone is with others, no one is against others. Marching from various points on earth, all nations come together as a one family.”

Anglican-Catholic Dialogue Opens New Phase

Anglican-Catholic Dialogue Opens New Phase

by: ZENIT Agency in Ecumenism,

The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) is opening a new phase of dialogue with a meeting scheduled for May 17-27, in Bose in northern Italy. The task of this third phase of ARCIC will be to consider fundamental questions regarding the 'Church as Communion -- Local and Universal,' and 'How in Communion the Local and Universal Church Comes to Discern Right Ethical Teaching.'