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El legado ecuménico del papa Benedicto XVI

En un discurso pronunciado al día siguiente de su elección como papa, Benedicto XVI se comprometió a trabajar por la unidad plena y visible de todos los seguidores de Cristo y a hacer todo lo que estuviera en su mano para promover la causa fundamental del ecumenismo.

L’héritage œcuménique du pape Benoît XVI

Dans un discours prononcé le lendemain de son élection au poste de pape, Benoît XVI s’est engagé à œuvrer pour l’unité pleine et visible de tous les disciples du Christ et à faire tout ce qui est en son pouvoir pour promouvoir la cause fondamentale de l’œcuménisme.

The Ecumenical Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

In an address the day after he was elected pope, Benedict XVI pledged to work for the full and visible unity of all Christ’s followers and to do everything in his power to promote the fundamental cause of ecumenism.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI leaves a legacy of ecumenical dialogue

Expressing the profound sadness of the World Council of Churches (WCC) following the announcement by the Holy See of the death of His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI today, the WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca stated:

On behalf of the World Council of Churches, I express our deepest condolences on the passing of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. He was the first pope to have come from a country, Germany, with a roughly equal balance between Protestants and Catholics, and one that had been at the very centre of the 16th century Reformation.”

Pope Benedict’s contributions to Christian unity

The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed “profound thanks” on 27 February for the ministry and witness of Pope Benedict XVI as he officially completed his service as head of the Catholic Church. Pope Benedict had announced his departure earlier in the month, effective 28 February.