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TCC Video: Pope Francis’ to Evangelicals and Pentecostals ‘I Yearn for a Communion’

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Pope Francis

Jesus’ prayer at the Last Supper was that Christians might be one, and yet we are terribly divided. In a message to a gathering of American Pentecostals and Evangelicals, Pope Francis says that we are all “brothers” and that for too long “sin” and misunderstanding have divided us. More after the jump:

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Pope Asks for Mercy, Pardon for Ways Christians Have Harmed One Another

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Pope Francis

“Unity is made by walking together.”

It’s the Jubilee Year of Mercy which means Catholics asking for pardon, and offering forgiveness, in a spirit of humility and Christian unity. Read it here: Pope Asks for Mercy, Pardon for Ways Christians Have Harmed One Another

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TCC Video: The Pope Video: Inter-religious Dialogue

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interfaith leaders hold objects

“We are all children of God.”

Pope Francis is now releasing videos to assist in sharing his monthly prayer intentions with the world. The Holy Father’s prayer intentions always relate to challenges facing humanity. The first is about inter-religious dialogue. Watch it after the jump:

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TCC Video: Pope Francis on Communion for Lutherans?

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Pope Francis prays during his visit to the Lutheran church in Rome

“If we have the same baptism, then we must walk together.”

A Lutheran married to a Catholic asked Pope Francis if she could receive Communion with her husband. He told her to pray, study the Church’s teachings, and listen to her conscience. Read the full story here: Pope Francis on Eucharistic Sharing. Watch the video after the jump:

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Misc: Pope Francis Wishes Jews a Happy New Year

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Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins this evening.  Pope Francis wished the world’s Jews a blessed Rosh Hashanah in Hebrew and stressed that Christians need to learn about and understand Jewish history and customs. More from Catholic News Service here: Pope Flexes His Hebrew, Wishing World’s Jews Happy New Year

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