Benedict XVI: Christian unity is important

“Christian unity is necessary in order to announce the faith in a credible way to those who do not know Christ or, who, having received the precious gift of the Gospel, have forgotten Him.” These were the words of Pope Benedict, at last night’s celebration of Vespers with representatives of other Christian communities. They were gathered around the tomb of St. Paul the Apostle on the Feast of St. Paul’s Conversion. “Unity among Christians,” said Pope Benedict, “is more the work and gift of the Holy Spirit than the result of human efforts. In today’s society in which the Gospel seems to matter less and less, the Churches and Ecclesial Communities are called to take up the challenge of proclaiming Chris …

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