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Christian Unity
 


The unity of all Christ's disciples is a gift to be implored from the Father in the hope that it will strengthen the witness to the Gospel in today's world.

 
Ecumenical Celebration
Church of Agia Kiriaki Chrysopolitissa
Paphos, Cyprus
4 June 2010

 
 
 
Christian Unity
 


Let us give thanks to the Lord for the goals reached in ecumenical dialogue thanks to the Holy Spirit's action; let us be docile, listening to his voice so that our hearts, filled with hope, may continuously seek the path that leads to the full communion of all Christ's disciples.

 
General Audience
St Peter's Square
7 May 2008

 
 
 
Christian Unity
 


Christ walks before us and accompanies us. We count on his unfailing presence and humbly and tirelessly implore from him the precious gift of unity and peace.

 
HOMILY
Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls
25 January 2006

 
 
 
Christian Unity
 


It is the Holy Spirit, the principle of unity, which establishes the Church as a communion. He is the principle of the unity of the faithful in the teaching of the Apostles, in the breaking of the bread and in prayer.

 
Pope Benedict XVI
Apostolic Constitution
Anglicanorum Coetibus
4 November 2009

 
 
 
Christian Unity
 


It requires persistent prayer and one heart, in order to obtain from the Good Shepherd the gift of unity of his flock.

 
Address to Delegates
of other Religious Traditions
25 April 2005

 
 
 
Christian Unity
 


Lord...Grant that we may be one flock and one shepherd. Do not allow your net to be torn, help us to be servants of unity.

 
Homily
Inaugural Mass
April 24, 2005

 
 
 
Christian Unity
 


God is love. The faith of the Church, in its entirety, is founded on this solid rock. In particular, the patient pursuit of full communion among all of Christ's disciples is based upon it: by fixing one's gaze on this truth, summit of divine revelation, it seems possible to overcome divisions and not to be discouraged, even though they continue to be gravely serious.
The Lord Jesus, who broke down the "dividing wall of hostility" (Eph 2: 14) with the blood of his Passion, will not fail to grant to those who faithfully invoke him the strength to heal every wound.

 
HOMILY
Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls
25 January 2006

 
 
 
Christian Unity
 


In the face of difficulties and divisions, Christians cannot be resigned, nor yield to discouragement. The Lord asks this of us: to persevere in prayer in order to keep alive the flame of faith, love and hope which nourishes the desire for full unity.
"Ut unum sint!" ('May they be one!') says the Lord.

 
General Audience, St Peter's Square
7 May 2008