Pope Francis speaks about Taizé and the search for Christian unity

On the morning of November 30, during his apostolic visit to Turkey, Pope Francis was present at the Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople at Saint George’s Church, Phanar in Istanbul.

In his speech, Pope Francis spoke about the search for full communion between the Churches and cited three "voices" calling particularly for unity: the poor, victims of conflict and young people. Speaking about the latter, he added:

It is precisely the young who today implore us to make progress towards full communion. I think for example of the many Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant youth who come together at meetings organized by the Taizé community. They do not do this because they are not aware of the differences which still separate us, but because they are able to see beyond them; they are able to embrace what is really important and what already unites us.

The complete text is available in several languages [http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/homilies/2014/documents/papa-francesco_20141130_divina-liturgia-turchia.html].


The next international gathering led by Taizé [http://www.taize.fr/en_rubrique2420.html] will take place at the end of this year, with the participation of young Christians from throughout Europe, in Prague (Czech Republic), from December 29 to January 2, 2015.

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