Monday, September 20, 2010

Papal Message to Bishops

"It Has Become Clear to Me How Deep a Thirst There Is" for the Good News
SEPT 19, 2010

( Here is the address that Benedict XVI gave today to the bishops of England, Scotland and Wales, gathered at St. Mary's Seminary.

Following this meeting, the Holy Father left for Birmingham International Airport, drawing to a close his four-day trip to the United Kingdom. the rest

The other matter I touched upon in February with the Bishops of England and Wales, when I asked you to be generous in implementing the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus. This should be seen as a prophetic gesture that can contribute positively to the developing relations between Anglicans and Catholics. It helps us to set our sights on the ultimate goal of all ecumenical activity: the restoration of full ecclesial communion in the context of which the mutual exchange of gifts from our respective spiritual patrimonies serves as an enrichment to us all. Let us continue to pray and work unceasingly in order to hasten the joyful day when that goal can be accomplished.


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