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Christians must show world that unity is possible, pope says

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    Christians must show world that unity is possible, pope says By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- United in their baptism and their
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 30, 2009
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      Christians must show world that unity is possible, pope says

      By Cindy Wooden
      Catholic News Service

      VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- United in their baptism and their faith in
      Jesus, Christians have an obligation to show the world that
      differences in language and culture do not have to lead to division
      and violence, Pope Benedict XVI said.

      "The world needs a visible sign" of unity, the pope told members of
      the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue Between
      the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches.

      The pope met Jan. 30 with the commission members, who represent the
      Catholic Church and the Armenian Apostolic Church, Coptic Orthodox
      Church, Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Syrian Orthodox Church, Malankara
      Orthodox Syrian Church and Eritrean Orthodox Church.

      Each of the churches involved in the dialogue brings the richness of
      its own traditions along with a commitment "to overcome the divisions
      of the past and to strengthen the united witness of Christians in the
      face of the enormous challenges facing believers today," the pope
      said.

      While united spiritually as disciples of Christ, he said, Christians
      also are called to be united visibly as one church.

      "We need only cast our minds to the Middle East -- from where many of
      you come -- to see that true seeds of hope are urgently needed in a
      world wounded by the tragedy of division, conflict and immense human
      suffering," the pope said.

      Source: http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0900456.htm
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