Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Nearly a Quarter of a Million Come Into the Church

Here's some great news to help get you through the rest of the work week. The Holy See has extended full communion to the Coptic Catholic Church which represents nearly a quarter of a million of the faithful.

The Holy Father, who met with the newly elected Coptic Catholic patriarch on December 15, appointed Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, the prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, as his official representative at the ceremony confirming ecclesial communion.
I dont know about you but thats exciting. Check this link out for more history on the Coptic Catholic Church. Thanks be to God.


Chad said...

Were not the Coptic Catholic churches already in communion? It seems like this is just an extension of that previously existing communion, affirmed by the Pope and their new Patriarch. But the only thing I know about it is what was in that news article.

TheGodFearinFiddler said...

According to Wikipedia they were already in full communion. I think they may just now be formalizing it or making a public gesture of it. BTW, from the same news service here's another encouraging story.