Christian unity advancing despite ‘pockets of mutual rejection,’ Vatican official says

By The Christian Post

Festive ecumenical service in the Augsburg Cathedral marking the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. | (Photo: LWF / D.-M. Grötzsch )

Unity among the many denominations within Christianity is making progress despite a few holdouts of “mutual rejection and contention” among some, according to a Vatican City official.

Irish Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, had a column published last week by United Kingdom-based Catholic publication The Tablet regarding the state of Christian ecumenism.

Bishop Farrell argued that there were “undeniable signs of continuing progress in relations between the divided churches” despite some “signs of frustration and even retrenchment.”

Source:The Christian Post