Week of prayer for Christian Unity 2015: an invitation to continue in prayer and reflection

Friday, January 30, 2015

Logo Semaine de priere unite 2012The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was celebrated worldwide January 18-25 on the theme: Jesus said to her: “Give me a drink” (John 4:7). Events were held at the diocesan and parish levels across Canada, as well as internationally. To help further promote ongoing reflection and prayer for Christian unity, the following links provide information on a number of reflections and activities related to the 2015 Week of Prayer celebrations:

Homily of Pope Francis at the closing Vespers for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 25, 2015

Vatican Radio interview with Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town, South Africa – The importance of Christian Unity in the Holy Land

Vatican Radio interview with Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity highlights role of women in churches 

Keynote address of FatherThomas Rosica, C.S.B., CEO of Salt + Light Catholic Media Foundation, at the Archdiocese of Vancouver Symposium on Christian Unity, January 17, 2015, on The Decree on Ecumenism: 50 Years Later. (PDF)

A Church in Dialogue - long version184-876-The two documents issued during 2014 by the Bishops of Canada to mark the 50th anniversary of Unitatis Redintegratio, the Second Vatican Council Decree on Ecumenism:

“A Church in Dialogue, Catholic Ecumenical Commitment”

“A Church in Dialogue: Towards the Restoration of Unity among Christians”