Koch praises Pope’s fresh approach to ecumenism Premium27 August 2015 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, has said that Pope Francis’ approach to ecumenism is setting him apart from his predecessors including Benedict XVI.Francis lays more emphasis on strengthening ecumenical relationships through joint prayers, joint activities and encounters than Pope Benedict, Cardinal Koch, told the German internet portal katholisch.de on 24 August. The reason for this was the Pope’s “realistic view that theological dialogue alone will not get us any further”. Friendly relationships were an essential condition for even beginning to discuss difficult theological questions, Koch said.The Pope wanted an evangelising Church that would take the gospel message out into the world and he “wants us
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