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World conference on human rights and religion emphasizes equal citizenship to stem conflict

World conference on human rights and religion emphasizes equal citizenship to stem conflict

Speakers at a world conference on human rights and religion at the United Nations in Geneva, including the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, have stressed the need for equal citizenship rights to counter xenophobia and discrimination.

Pope Francis at Palexpo: “I will pray for you”

Pope Francis at Palexpo: “I will pray for you”

“I will pray for you, that the Lord will accompany you at every step, particularly on the journey of ecumenism.” With these words, spoken at the close of the liturgy with 30,000 people in the convention hall of Palexpo, Pope Francis ended his daylong Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Geneva and offered a strong encouragement to the Catholic community in Switzerland to live ecumenically with the faithful of other denominations.

Special online issue of The Ecumenical Review focuses on World Council of Churches–Roman Catholic relations

Special online issue of The Ecumenical Review focuses on World Council of Churches–Roman Catholic relations

To mark the visit of Pope Francis to the WCC on 21 June, a special online “Virtual Issue” of the WCC’s quarterly journal, The Ecumenical Review, is offering a set of articles about relationships between the WCC and the Roman Catholic Church.