” CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL, PRECIOUS INSTRUMENT FOR ECUMENISM”
THE MESSAGE OF THE POPE FOR THE GOLD JUBILEE, SATURDAY THE VIGIL IN CIRCO MASSIMO
“Catholic Charismatic Renewal is a precious instrument of the Spirit for Ecumenism”.Pope Francis, he told this message to the participants of the Golden Jubilee, which opened yesterday in Rome, and that Saturday evening will be the great ecumenical Vigil with the Holy Father in Circus Massimo “I thank God for these 50 years of the Holy Spirit sovereign – said the Pope – which is the source of the current of grace that is the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Happy Golden Jubilee! “. This event was organized by ICCRS (International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services) and Catholic Fraternity. Thirty-thousand participants from Italy and from 130 countries of the world, Catholics, Evangelicals and Pentecostals are expected.
“As every work of the Spirit leads to unity in diversity, the Holy Spirit wanted it to be ecumenical,” the Holy Father pointed out in the message. “You are a precious instrument of the Spirit to walk with other Christian brothers and sisters in prayer and joint work in favour of those in most need: walking together towards the table of the Eucharist, as I said in Egypt, when we prayed with Pope Tawadros.” Pope Francis also invited Catholic Charismatic Renewal to remain faithful to the word in John 17: “It is Jesus himself who prays the Father for our unity: so that the world may believe that you have sent me” Unit for the mission”. The Holy Father’s message concludes with a welcome to everyone arrived in Rome for Golden Jubilee: “I look forward to meeting you in Circo Massimo on Saturday, the 3rd for the Ecumenical Pentecost Vigil!”
The program of the Golden Jubilee includes Meetings, Symposiums and workshops which take place in various Basilicas, Churches and locations in the center of Rome, with the intervention of witnesses of the early years of the Renewal and many others leaders. The Eucharistic Celebrations will be presided by Cardinals Stanislaw Rylko, Paul Josef Cordes, Kevin Joseph Farrell, Bishop Grzegorz Rys. In the evening of 2nd June in Circo Massimo, the program include more than 3 hours of Community Prayer, hymns, testimonies, meditations and the intervention of Michelle Moran, President of ICCRS, and Gilberto Barbosa, President of Catholic Fraternity. In the afternoon of Saturday 3rd always in Circo Massimo will take place the great Pentecost Vigil with Pope Francis. In the program will have interventions of Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the Pontifical House, and Rev. Giovanni Traettino, pastor of the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation. The Pope will arrive at 6pm and will preside the Ecumenical Prayer for a new baptism with the Holy Spirit. On Sunday the 4th, the participants of the Golden Jubilee of the Renewal will all gather together in the end in Piazza San Pietro to participate at the Pentecost Mass celebrated by Pope Francis. Further information on www.ccrgoldenjubilee2017.org
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