Ecumenical Prayer Vigil Prior to Synod Assembly

The Ecumenical Prayer Vigil that will take place on Saturday, 30 September – just before the opening of the General Assembly – will highlight “two fundamental aspects of the people of God: the centrality of prayer and the importance of dialogue with others to advance together on the paths of fraternity in Christ and of unity.”

The importance of prayer and ecumenism

Presenting the event at a press conference at the Holy See Press Office, Sr. Nathalie Becquart, Undersecretary of the General Secretariat of the Synod, noted that the Vigil will also emphasize “the key theme of commitment to unity and peace in this world torn apart by so many divisions” and demonstrate “the importance of prayer” for the unity of all Christians, while entrusting the Synod to the Holy Spirit.

Sister Nathalie revealed that Pope Francis will be joined by twelve representatives of various Christian traditions, including the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I; and Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Several non-Catholic fraternal delegates who are attending the Synod will also take part in the event.

Source: Vatican News

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