(from Catholic Near East September – October 1995)
That All May Be One
Posted: 01 Sep 1995
On 30 May, Pope John Paul II issued a new call for Christian unity in his encyclical Ut Unum Sint (That All May Be One).
In this encyclical, which considers the Eastern and reformed churches, the Pope, while acknowledging the sin of the churchs separation, calls the way of ecumenism the way of the church.
The courageous witness of so many martyrs of our century, including members of Churches and Ecclesial Communities not in full communion with the Catholic Church, gives new vigor to the Councils call and reminds us of our duty to listen to and put into practice its exhortation