No ecumenism without faith in the truth of God’s Word

A week after the fact, I offer the address that Pope Benedict XVI gave to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in a Dutch translation. It is a reflection on ecumenism as it is today, and how it should continue into the future. The Holy Father speaks of the truth of the Word of God, our faith in it, and the way that that truth is and has always been communicated, as the very heart of ecumenism. All this with an eye on the upcoming Year of the Faith, in which the Church focusses on communicating that faith.