ECUMENISM: PLENARY MEETING OF "FAITH AND CONSTITUTION" STARTING IN CRETE TOMORROW (3)

But what leeway does ecumenical hope have today? "The Churches which are members of the "Faith and Constitution" Commission – answers don James Puglisi, director of the Pro-Union Centre and member of the Catholic delegation – have been working at this since 1927 and have made great progress, for instance with the document on agreement to Baptism, the Eucharist and the Ministry, which, although not complete, is still the closest the Churches have ever got to each other". Above all, the Churches are called to see "what space is there – don Puglisi adds – for diversity to exist. There is a famous sentence quoted from the Acts of the Apostles that John Paul II mentioned in his document ‘Ut Unum sint’, that one must not impose on others anything bigger than what the Gospel asks for. For the Churches, this means agreeing on this. This is essential, because it leaves space to diverse ways of expressing the Church while also recognising in the others that they are the same Church of Christ".

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