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« on: January 06, 2011, 06:54:03 PM »

Is Focolare well-known amongst Orthodox circles? It's active in interfaith/ecumenical activities.

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 09:36:35 PM »

Never heard of it till this thread  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 09:43:45 PM »

Never heard of it till this thread  Smiley

Me either.  Just perusing through the link provided, it seems extremely ecumenical to me.  In addition, Holy Orthodoxy is truly catholic; the fullness of our faith handed to us by Christ and His apostles and saints is all we need. 

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 11:27:06 PM »

Yes, Focolare is absolutely well-known within Orthodox circles. Please see these links regarding the recent meeting between Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople and the current president of Focolare, Maria Voce:


Relationships between the late Focolare founder, Chiara Lubich, and Patriarch Athenagoras I started in the 60s, and Lubich was instrumental in bridging that relationship with Pope Paul VI. The relationship has been growing strong ever since.

Hope this helps, Jesse
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