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Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on June 24, 2015.

The saints stand out – because they're happy, Pope Francis says

Nov 1, 2016

By Elise Harris

The saints of the Church have many different qualities, but one thing that unites them all is a sense of... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an ecumenical gathering at Malmo Arena in Lund, Sweden, Oct. 31, 2016.

Make unity a priority, Pope Francis says at Reformation anniversary

Oct 31, 2016

By Elise Harris

While in Sweden to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Pope Francis heard moving testimonies from both Lutherans and... Read more

Pope Francis embraces Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan, President of the Lutheran World Federation-during a joint prayer service at the cathedral in Lund Oct. 31, 2016.

With God alone Christian unity is possible, Pope says in Sweden

Oct 31, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Hours after landing in Sweden Pope Francis said that without God we can do nothing, but with him Catholics and... Read more

Candles burn at an Oct. 31, 2016 ecumenical prayer service in Lund, Sweden.

In joint declaration, Catholics and Lutherans emphasize unity

Oct 31, 2016

In a joint declaration signed for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Catholic and Lutheran leaders apologized for division in... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St Peters Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope will go to Sweden for Reformation anniversary, Vatican announces

Jan 25, 2016

Pope Francis will take part in an ecumenical ceremony in Lund, Sweden, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant... Read more

Muslim chaplain prays during Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

We know how to reform Islam – it's time to actually do it, Muslims say

Dec 4, 2015

Islam needs a “reformation” that can only be achieved by Muslims speaking out against extremism and promoting human rights, said... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass, Nov. 15, 2013.

Ecumenism a 'spiritual process' rooted in the Trinity, Pope says

Jan 18, 2014

Pope Francis met this week with members of an ecumenical delegation of Finnish Lutherans, encouraging them to work towards unity... Read more