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Pope Francis greets crowds at Castel Gandolfo, July 14, 2013.

Pope Francis visits with evangelicals in southern Italy

Jul 28, 2014

During his visit Monday to an evangelical Christian community in Caserta, Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit creates diversity and... Read more

Pope Francis meets with seminarians of the Pontifical Roman universities, May 12, 2014.

Pope Francis to meet with evangelical pastor

Jul 26, 2014

Pope Francis’ upcoming encounter with the evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino continues the path of dialogue he has walked with... Read more

Christian leader, friend to Pope Francis dies in motorcycle accident

Jul 21, 2014

Tony Palmer, a Protestant Christian leader and a close friend of Pope Francis, passed away in the U.K. on Sunday... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi answers questions on the Pope's visit to the Holy Land on May 15, 2014.

Proposed Nicea ecumenical meeting 'nice' idea, Vatican spokesman says

May 31, 2014

In response to media reports that Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I will meet for an ecumenical gathering in Nicea... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis: Christians worldwide are 'united in blood'

Dec 16, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa Dec. 15, Pope Francis called ecumenical dialogue a priority of his pontificate,... Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch.

Ecumenism with Orthodox is near to Pope's heart, cardinal says

Dec 14, 2013

The relationship between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches is very important to Pope Francis, said the president of the Pontifical... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St Peters Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

Pope expresses hope for reunion with Orthodox Patriarch

Nov 30, 2013

Pope Francis sent special greetings to the Archbishop of Constantinople today, expressing his desire for continued dialogue between the Catholic... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, archbishop of New York.

Cardinal Dolan honored by evangelicals for leadership

Apr 24, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York will receive the 2013 William Wilberforce Award this weekend from a group of... Read more


Pope says world religious leaders united by truth, beauty

Mar 20, 2013

Pope Francis told world religious leaders that the desire to search for truth, beauty and goodness is what keeps them... Read more

Dr. Mark Labberton.

Protestant seminary to keep positive ties with Church

Mar 19, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Fuller Theological Seminary, a leading center for the formation of evangelical Protestant pastors, will continue to promote positive relations with... Read more


Catholics, Reformed Christian groups acknowledge baptisms

Feb 5, 2013

Representatives of the U.S. bishops' conference and four Reformed Christian denominations have publicly affirmed that they recognize each other's baptisms... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI addresses his fellow bishops in the Clementine Hall on Nov. 8, 2012.

Pope: World's spiritual poverty heightens need for Christian unity

Nov 15, 2012

Christians must not allow their divisions to keep them from working together to evangelize a world enduring a “crisis of... Read more

Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury.

Anglican archbishop suggests contemplation for reaching post-Christian world

Oct 11, 2012

Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams addressed the synod of Catholic bishops on the New Evangelization about the importance of... Read more

Archbishop-designate Salvatore Cordileone and Episcopal Bishop Marc Andrus.

Episcopal bishop gives Archbishop Cordileone frosty welcome

Oct 3, 2012

The Episcopal bishop of California Marc Andrus has written a letter to his diocese in which he characterized Catholic Church... Read more

The 2012 gathering of the Ratzinger Schülerkreis meets at Castel Gandolfo.

Upholding ethical truths is not intolerance, Pope states

Sep 4, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI told a group of his former students that Christians should not be scared to uphold ethical truths... Read more

The 2012 gathering of the Ratzinger Schülerkreis at Castel Gandolfo.

Pope's student circle examines dialogue with Anglicans, Lutherans

Aug 30, 2012

The annual gathering of Pope Benedict’s former students has begun at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo and is... Read more