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Vatican dedicates May to global rosary ‘marathon’ for end of COVID-19

Apr 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The month-long “prayer marathon” will involve 30 Catholic shrines worldwide Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in Rome on Oct. 23, 2019.

Vatican preparing ‘joint message’ on Martin Luther with Lutheran World Federation

Jan 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Vatican’s ecumenical office is preparing a “joint message” on Martin Luther with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), a cardinal... Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in Rome on Oct. 23, 2019.

Vatican guide for bishops addresses common challenges to Christian unity

Dec 4, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican published Friday a guide with suggestions for Catholic bishops to promote unity with other Christian communities, and offering... Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Vatican cardinal: Catholics should be sign of unity in a divided society

Jun 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Catholic Church cannot be an authentic witness to unity in diversity if it only mirrors the divisions found in... Read more

Catholics, Lutherans look toward Christian unity in Reformation statement

Oct 31, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Reformation anniversary gives us a renewed impetus to work for reconciliation, said a statement released jointly Tuesday by the... Read more

Detail from Rembrandt's The Three Crosses (1653).

Vatican displays Rembrandt's art for the first time

Dec 6, 2016

For the first time, the works of Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn will be displayed at the Vatican.  Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, speaks at a Vatican press conference in December 2015.

Catholic-Lutheran hurdles still exist, but surprising progress has been made

Oct 27, 2016

By Elise Harris

Ahead of Pope Francis’ coming trip to Sweden to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Catholic and Lutheran leaders... Read more

A Hanukkah menorah.

Vatican takes on tense question of salvation for the Jewish people

Dec 11, 2015

Though it “is and remains an unfathomable divine mystery,” Jews can participate in salvation without confessing Christ explicitly, a Vatican... Read more