Friday, April 04, 2008

Pope's US Trip Not Just for Catholics

Benedict XVI is said to bring “an amazing theological depth to ecumenical and interreligious relations."

WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 4, 2008 ( When Benedict XVI travels to the United States this month, ecumenical and interreligious relations are a priority on his agenda, according to an aide of the nation's conference of bishops.

Father James Massa, executive director of the U.S episcopal conference's Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, said this is because "the Pope is convinced that there will be no peace in the world until there is peace among the religions. That is why he comes to the table of dialogue here in the U.S. and in Rome, with hope and abiding conviction."

Read the rest of this encouraging and insightful article by Zenit news.

And please pray for the Pope’s upcoming visit to America. He goes as Supreme (earthly) Pastor and, in certain significant aspects, the salvation of an entire nation is at stake.

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