Pope Francis invites the faithful of all Christian denominations to Rome for an Ecumenical Prayer Vigil to pray for the Synod
In this Sunday’s after Angelus and on the eve of the celebration of the traditional Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis recalled how “the path to Christian unity and the Church’s path of synodal conversion are linked”.
To underline this close link, the announcement of an Ecumenical Prayer Vigil, next 30 September in St. Peter’s Square to which he invites “brothers and sisters of all Christian denominations” and with which “we will entrust to God the work of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops”.
To the young people who will come to Rome to participate in the ecumenical vigil Prayer, the Pope announced that there will be “a special programme throughout that weekend organized by the Taizé community”.
Below is the full text of the announcement:
The path to Christian unity and the path of synodal conversion of the Church are linked. Therefore, I take this opportunity to announce that next Saturday 30 September in St Peter’s Square there will be an ecumenical prayer vigil with which we will entrust to God the work of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. For the young people who will come to the vigil, there will be a special programme throughout that weekend organised by the Taizé community. As of now, I invite brothers and sisters of all Christian denominations to participate in this gathering of the People of God. (Our Translation)