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Pope Francis meets with Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halyč at the Vatican's Santa Marta guesthouse, July 3,2018.

Francis thanks Ukrainian Greek-Catholics for their 'service to Christian unity'

Jul 6, 2018

According to a release from the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, during a meeting with the Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyč on Tuesday,... Read more

A cross atop the seminary in Beit Jala, Palestine.

Christians an 'essential element of balance' in the Middle East

Jul 3, 2018

By Elise Harris

For two cardinals helping to organize Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Bari, the event is a chance to highlight not... Read more

After CDF letter, German bishops' next assembly to explore intercommunion

Jun 27, 2018

Following months of controversy, the German bishops' conference have said they will further explore, in accordance with a letter from... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Geneva on June 21, 2018.

Pope Francis: The Our Father is a spiritual roadmap

Jun 21, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer of the Church, confirming a person’s identity as a beloved child of God, and... Read more

Pope Francis walks with ecumenical leaders in Geneva June 21, 2018.

Mission is a prerequisite to unity, Pope says in Geneva

Jun 21, 2018

By Elise Harris

Speaking to ecumenical leaders Thursday, Pope Francis said Christian unity in many ways depends on a willingness to go out... Read more

Pope Francis boards his flight to Geneva June 21, 2018.

Pope in Geneva: Real ecumenism puts Christ over division

Jun 21, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis landed in Geneva Thursday for a day-trip aimed at bolstering ecumenical relations, saying that division among Christians comes... Read more

In this 2007 file photo, Bert Baker, an amateur artist, had recently finished a 7-foot-tall sculpture of Christ at Red Bank Baptist Church.

Baptist congregation votes Jesus statue out for being 'too Catholic'

May 30, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Jesus is being evicted from a South Carolina church, and he must be out by the end of the month.  Read more

Foreign bishops respond to German intercommunion proposal

May 23, 2018

Several bishops from outside Germany have critiqued a proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive communion in German... Read more

Church in Germany embroiled in intercommunion debate

May 14, 2018

The unresolved debate over a proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive communion in German dioceses under some... Read more

Pope Francis to meet with head of Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church

May 9, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis and the primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav, will... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, Archbishop of Cologne.

German bishops ask Vatican for clarity on Holy Communion

Apr 4, 2018

Seven German bishops have written to the Vatican, asking for clarification on the question of Protestant spouses of Catholics receiving... Read more

Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via

Coptic Orthodox to dedicate church to New Martyrs of Libya

Feb 13, 2018

By Courtney Mares

The Coptic Orthodox Church will dedicate on Thursday a new church to the 21 Martyrs of Libya, who were beheaded... Read more

Pope Francis meets at the Vatican with members of the Synod of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Oct. 5, 2017.

Bishop appointed for Canada's Chaldean eparchy

Oct 31, 2017

Bishop Bawai Soro was on Tuesday appointed Bishop of the Chaldean Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto, which serves Canada's... Read more

Martin Luther King Jr. speaks against the Vietnam War at the St. Paul campus.

Christian leaders invoke Martin Luther King Jr against violence, racism

Oct 2, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After recent violent protests and the deadliest mass shooting recorded in U.S. history on Sunday, Christian leaders invoked Martin Luther... Read more

Evangelicals' Nashville Statement 'largely consonant' with Catholic thought

Aug 31, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

An Evangelical Christian coalition’s statement on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity is “largely consonant” with Catholic thought, according to one... Read more

The Church of the Savior on Blood in Saint Petersburg.

Why Cardinal Parolin's trip to Russia matters

Aug 3, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican Secretary of State's visit to Russia later this month comes at a crucial juncture for the country, and... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in Vatican City on June 27, 2017.

Unity is more than 'bland uniformity,' Pope tells Orthodox

Jun 27, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis met with a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, saying their journey toward full communion is one... Read more

A Russian icon of St. Nicholas, c. 1500.

Can relics unite Catholics and Orthodox? Pope Francis thinks so.

Jun 21, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Common veneration of relics is one of the tools Pope Francis is using to foster ecumenical relations with the Eastern... Read more

Pope Francis with Tawadros II, Coptic Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria, in Cairo, Egypt, April 28, 2017.

Our martyrs' blood unites us, Francis tells Coptic Orthodox patriarch

Apr 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis closed his first day in Egypt with a visit to Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II, telling him their... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Patriarch Kirill in Havana, Cuba on Feb. 12, 2016.

The Pope and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch met a year ago. Here's what's next.

Feb 12, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

One year ago marked a historic first meeting between a Pope and a Russian Orthodox Patriarch.  Read more