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The miracle of unity has already begun

The Chemin Neuf Community in Lambeth Palace

 

Pope Francis sends a message of unity to evangelical charismatic leaders

On the road to Unity - The Chemin Neuf Community at Lambeth Palace.

 

Video in english, subtitled in french,produced by Net For God
in february 2014

 

 

 

 

Before introducing pope Francis video,
Tony Palmer, Bishop with the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, tells his story and his relationship with pope Francis. 

 

Video in english, subtitled in french
February 2014

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Praying for unity The Chemin Neuf Community at Lambeth Palace.

 

Video in english produced by
Lambeth Palace
in february 2014
 

www.archbishopofcanterbury.org

 

Pope Francis sends a message to leading 'Word of Faith' teacher Kenneth Copeland via Bishop Tony Palmer saying that Charismatics and Catholics must unite. 

 

Video in english, subtitled in french
February 2014

You can download this video.

 

 

How can we not put together two very significant events that make us believe what Pope Francis says: “The miracle of unity has already begun”? At the heart of it is friendship, “ecumenism of the heart,” as our pope would say: the friendship between the Anglican bishop Tony Palmer and Pope Francis himself, and the friendship between the Archbishop of Canterbury (Primate of the Anglican Communion) and the Chemin Neuf Community. From one extremity to another, there are one billion two hundred million Catholics and a growing multitude of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches. Without making much noise, two current events as important as the fall of the Berlin Wall, which is now stricken from the map. There is a freedom, a welcome, shall we simply say a grace of the Holy Spirit that leads hundreds of Pentecostal leaders to give a standing ovation to and pray for the pope that visited them by the medium of a video taken by the smartphone of Tony Palmer, his friend. In his simple and profound words, that we must absolutely listen to from the bottom of our hearts, the pope evokes the joy of the reunion between Joseph and his brothers, reunion of our torn Christian family, which another prophet pope, John XXIII (who will be canonized April 27, 2014) also evoked with the same meaning. Pope Francis speaks of tears, tears of joy, tears of love. And curiously, several days later, these same tears are those of Dr. Jo Wells, Chaplain to Justin Welby, who evokes in an interview the welcome and commitment ceremony of four Chemin Neuf brothers and sisters who have become permanent residents of Lambeth Palace in London: the Anglican couple, Alan and Ione Morley-Fletcher, Lutheran theology student Oliver Matri, and Sister Ula Michlowicz, a Polish Catholic, who we see discretely wiping her tears on screen.

In short, all of that may seem simple and banal, like a simple family reunion (of more than two billion baptized Christians!) … but God the Father has been waiting for this for 480 years. Even for the Eternal Father, 480 years is a long time! The road isn’t finished yet, but we must believe in accelerations of the Holy Spirit.

“Father, that they may all be one, so that the world may believe that you have sent me…”: Jesus’ prayer is starting to be granted, as Tony Palmer says so well and as Kenneth Copeland evokes in this magnificent part of the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians, Chapter 4, 12-13. Thus we are on the eve of a time of evangelization without precedent.

Laurent Fabre +

 

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