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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

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.


About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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