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Pope to Preside Over Vespers Concluding Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Pope Francis to Celebrate with Representatives of Various Christian Communities of Rome

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Pope Francis will renew his prayer for unity among Christian faiths at the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
According to the Holy See Press Office, the Pontiff will preside over the celebration of Vespers at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, on Thursday, January 25, 2018. This vespers will conclude the week-long event, which this year reflects on the theme “Powerful is Your Hand, O Lord?”
To be present at the event are leaders of many Christian communities in Rome.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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