|9 May 2017||to||13 May 2017|
Christians on the way to UNITY
Tuesday 9th May to Saturday 13th May 2017
TRAVELLING together is an international gathering to be held in Castel Gandolfo, in the hills just outside Rome. This 5-day event, hosted by the Focolare Movement, is for Christians of all churches, ages and vocations. It offers a unique opportunity to experience a vibrant and living ecumenism with hundreds of others from all over the world.
2017 marks the fifth centenary of the Lutheran Reformation. This anniversary has been described by the six Presidents of Churches Together in England as an opportunity “to hear our different stories and build bridges of deeper understanding and respect”.
2017 is also the 50th anniversary of the Focolare Movement’s first contacts in Istanbul with Patriarch Athenagoras I and the beginning of many rich encounters with Christians of the Orthodox churches.
The programme will include:
Exploration of the theme, “Jesus Forsaken, Key to Unity”
Projects and Stories from Christians of various churches
Moments of dialogue and reflection
Visits to Rome and General Audience with Pope Francis
Ecumenical prayers in the Catacombs