Unity between Christians has been the central topic of Pope Francis’s general audience held today in Paul VI room.
The starting point of the question was this week’s topic “Called to proclaim God’s wonderful works to everyone”, taken from the First Letter of Peter. “The First Letter of Peter – Pope Francis says – addresses the first generation of Christians to make them aware of the gift they received through Baptism and of the requirements it entails. During this Week of Prayer, we too are invited to rediscover all this, and to do it together, overcoming our divisions.
According to the Holy Father, we are all sinners and we all need to be saved. Sharing one Baptism, we, Christians, are united in an indissoluble way, since we share the experience of being saved from darkness and that of being called to the encounter with God. Beginning from Baptism means finding mercy and “no one is excluded from God’s mercy,” the Pope says.
According to Bergoglio, God’s mercy is stronger than all divisions, and all the Christians, be they Orthodox, Catholic or Protestant, have a common mission: to transmit the mercy they received to the others.