A New Ecumenical Council

Today Pope Francis and the Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, announced an ecumenical council to be held in Nicea in 2025.  Both the Catholic and Orthodox churches will participate.  This is nothing short of amazing. 

The patriarch said the following:

“[Pope Francis and I] agreed to leave as a legacy to ourselves and our successors a gathering in Nicaea in 2025, to celebrate together, after 17 centuries, the first truly ecumenical synod, where the Creed was first promulgated.” The Council of Nicea, held in 325, brought together over 300 bishops and approved the formula of faith now known as the Nicene Creed.”

Reports: Pope, Orthodox Patriarch plan for 2025 ecumenical council

What could be the topics of this council?  Could unity between the churches be at the forefront?  What do you think?


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