Thursday, July 24, 2008


London, Jul. 23, 2008 (CWNews.com) - In a July 22 address to the Anglican prelates gathered for the Lambeth Conference, a ranking Vatican official warned that Christian leaders who ignore Church tradition may suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "ecclesial Parkinson's."

- Cardinal Ivan Dias, the prefect of the Congregation for Evangelization, did not allude directly to the strained relations between the Vatican and the Church of England, caused by the Anglican moves to accept the ordination of female bishops and active homosexuals. But the Vatican official made his meaning clear when he spoke about the dangers that arise when Church leaders break from the shared traditions of Christian belief. ...

- Cardinal Dias said that all Christians should work together both to promote the Gospel and to encourage unity. But ecumenical work has its limits, he said, and "when diversity degenerates into division, it become a counter-witness."

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