► Thursday January 19, in the diocese of Lyon
A conference is organized on the role played by religious communities in Minnesota. They are the ones who chose the theme for the Week of Prayer. This conference is moderated by Peter Hanson, Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA), and Sara Grow, Intersectional Justice Assistant with ECLA Europe.
At 8:30 p.m. in the Saint-Luc church in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon.
► Friday January 20, in Nice
From 8 p.m., the Pathé Masséna cinema in Nice offers a screening of the documentary film Brother followed by a debate. This film retraces the journey of François, a young French engineer who decided to leave everything behind to become a Franciscan friar in the New York ghetto of Newark, “poor among the poorest”. The screening is organized by the collective Chrétien ensemble des Alpes-Maritimes, the collective Un en Christ and the association Courir pour Jésus 06. The debate will then be led by theologians from different religious communities and the director of the documentary, around the theme of the week: “Learn to do good, seek justice”.
► Saturday January 21, in the diocese of Versailles
From 4:30 p.m., the Sainte-Marguerite du Vésinet church hosts a time of prayer. This will take place in the presence of Mgr Luc Crepy, Bishop of Versailles. It is co-hosted by the Ecumenical Action Group of the communes of the loop of the Seine. This gathering of Catholic and Protestant parishes in the region has been offering times for sharing and reflection around the word of God for several years.
► Sunday January 22, in Marseille
The morning will be fully broadcast live on television on France 2. The four programs devoted to the different branches of Christianity will be brought together, first at the Mucem. The cameras will then follow the common ecumenical celebration which will take place in the Saint-Irénée Orthodox Church in Marseille, from 11 a.m.
► Sunday January 22, in Paris
The Saint-Séraphin-de-Sarov Orthodox community and the Saint-Léon Catholic parish offer a joint procession around the Catholic church, located in the 15th arrondissement. This will be held after the 11 a.m. Catholic mass and the 10 a.m. Orthodox divine liturgy. The participants are then invited for a big shared lunch.
► Monday January 23, in Rennes
From 8:30 p.m. in the Thabor church in Rennes, the Taizé community invites those who wish to attend a special evening during this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This will be the first prayer vigil of the year organized in Rennes by this ecumenical community which brings together a hundred pastors and Catholic brothers from around the world.
► Wednesday January 25, in Rome
For the solemnity of Saint Paul’s conversion, Vespers will be presided over by Pope Francis in the presence of representatives of the various Christian denominations in the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. These Vespers will conclude this 56th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Airing live starting at 5:30 p.m. on KTO.