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“On our journey of fellowship, may we never fail to hear [Jesus’] words of encouragement: ‘Do not be afraid,'” said Pope Francis
“The dialogue between Christians of different confessions, united by one baptism, has a special place in the synodal journey”
“We must also guard against the powers of darkness that will seek to defraud, deceive, and destroy God’s intended goodness"
The pope pointed to the upcoming major events in Church history as moments that can help Christians to see the goal of unity
“Because the devil, who is the divider – this is what the word ‘devil’ means – always insinuates suspicions to divide and exclude”
The Church leaders vowed to “strive for the healing and purification of memories among our members” and promised to pursue "dialogue"
“Very often we confuse love with a kind of platonic, idealistic philosophy. Love is concrete, love gives its life for others," says Pope Francis
The statement expresses the Churches' commitment “to incarnate Christ in the world by becoming channels of reconciliation”
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