2012-11-13 07:58:34

Plenary Session of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity: ecumenism and evangelisation

(Vatican Radio) The scandal of divisions among Christian believers was one of the many themes discussed by bishops from around the world at the October Synod on new evangelisation. In their list of propositions presented to Pope Benedict at the conclusion of the three week encounter, the bishops stressed that seeking to overcome divisions between the different Christian Churches is an essential task is the message of the Gospel is to be a credible witness to men and women today. This week the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity is following up that theme with a plenary assembly focused on ‘The importance of Ecumenism for New Evangelisation’. Starting on Monday afternoon, with an introduction from Council president, Cardinal Kurt Koch, participants will reflect on the work of the Synod and explore the progress of ecumenical work in different parts of the world. To find out more, Vatican Radio’s Philippa Hitchen spoke with the Cardinal just before the opening of this plenary assembly. Listen: RealAudioMP3

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