Christian Unity

Pope Francis

16.01.19 General Audience Pope VI Audience Hall

Catechesis on the Lord's Prayer

This coming Friday, with the celebration of Vespers in the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins, with the theme: ‘Justice and only justice you shall pursue’.

This year too we are called to pray, that all Christians may return to being one family, consistent with the divine will that “they may all be one” (Jn 17:21).

Ecumenism is not an optional thing. The intention will be that of maturing a common and universal witness in the affirmation of true justice and in support of the weakest, through concrete, appropriate and effective responses.