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Msgr. Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Thehology and Ecumenism, was interviewed by Catholic News Agency on the Pope's recent talks with Lutherans. See below.

'Impatience for unity' – a look at the Pope's recent chat with Lutherans

From: Catholic News Agency
Date: Nov. 17, 2015
Author: Carl Bunderson

Pope Francis' encounter with a Lutheran community in Rome this weekend was his chance to advocate for greater unity among Christians, a theologian has reflected.

“He was urging that, if we share so much, we should be ‘walking together’ … and we should be impatient for unity, so that we can share the Eucharist,” said Msgr. Paul McPartlan, the Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism at the Catholic University of America.

“We mustn’t just accept division and separation – it is not right that we should be divided, especially since we share one Baptism!” he told CNA in an e-mail interview.

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