The Holy See has announced that Pope Francis will preside over the Celebration of Evening Vespers at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. The celebration will take place on Sunday, January 25th.
The Holy Father will celebrate the Solemnity of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle. In the statement written by Msgr. Guido Marini, the Master of the Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations, the Holy See stated that the celebration will bring the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to a close.
Beginning in 1908, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a Christian ecumenical observance that is held annually between January 18 – 25th. The theme for this year is “Jesus said to her: ‘Give Me To Drink’”.
Msgr. Marini stated that representatives of other Churches and Ecclesial communities from Rome will be present, as well as the clergy and faithful of the diocese of Rome.
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For the text of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015 , go to: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/weeks-prayer-doc/rc_pc_chrstuni_doc_20140611_week-prayer-2015_en.html