“Christians of different denominations will pray for unity in St. Peter’s Square”
Video of the Ecumenical Prayer Vigil
The ecumenical prayer vigil took place in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. It was presided over by Pope Francis and attended by thousands of Christians from different denominations, including the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the President of the Lutheran World Federation, Ioan Sauca.
The vigil began with a prayer by Pope Francis in which he asked the Holy Spirit to guide the path of synodality. This was followed by moments of prayer and reflection, including reading biblical texts, singing of psalms, and prayer for peace.
At the end of the vigil, Pope Francis gave a speech in which he stressed the importance of ecumenical prayer. He said that prayer is “a powerful force that can unite Christians and build a world of greater justice and solidarity”.
The ecumenical prayer vigil was an important event for the Christian world. It was an opportunity for Christians of different denominations to come together in prayer and express their commitment to unity.
The vigil concluded with a prayer for peace. Participants prayed for peace in Ukraine, the Middle East, and worldwide.