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Pope Francis Asks for Forgiveness from Other Churches

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 01/26/16

Marking the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Holy Father had this say:

“As Bishop of Rome and Pastor of the Catholic Church, I wish to ask mercy and forgiveness for the un-Gospel like behavior of Catholics toward Christians of other Churches. At the same time, I invite all Catholic brothers and sisters to forgive if they, today or in the past, have suffered offense by other Christians. We cannot erase what has been, but we do not want to let the weight of past faults continue to contaminate our relationships. God’s mercy will renew our relationships.”

Read it all. 

Photo: Vatican Radio

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