Pope Francis is opening up dialogue between Catholics and Pentecostals

Vatican City, August 07, 2014 (Zenit.org) Deborah Castellano Lubov

A promoter of Catholic-Pentecostal relations believes Pope Francis is opening up 
dialogue between Catholics and Pentecostals.

Matteo Calisi with Pope Francis 2014_AugustMatteo Calisi is the founder and president of the Comunità di Gesù (Community of Jesus), located in Bari, Italy.  Together with Pentecostal Pastor Dr. Giovanni Traettino, Bishop of the Evangelical Church of the Reconciliation, Matteo founded in 1992 Consultazione Carismatica Italiana (Italian Charismatic Consultation – CCI), a joint committee of Catholic Charismatics and Pentecostal Evangelicals.

This committee began a dialogue between Catholics and Pentecostals in Italy.  Presently, Calisi still serves as co-president with Pastor Traettino.  Among those with whom they have collaborated is Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Papal Household.

Calisi has collaborated with the Pontifical Council for the Laity and in 2008, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as a Member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, which he served on until the end of 2013. He has personally met Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI on various occasions.

Calisi spoke with ZENIT on his friendship with Pastor Giovanni Traettino, his views on the significance of the Pope’s meeting with Pentecostals in Caserta, as well as what this means for ecumenical dialogue.   Continue reading
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In Honor of Bishop Tony Palmer

In Honour of BishopTony Palmer, United In Christ – Toronto and Ottawa, Canada
Bishop & Community Co Founder
The Ark Community

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Dear Friends,

The celebration of life still continues.

Many have asked the question whether the United In Christ meeting in Toronto and the Fire and Fusion Conference in Ottawa, Canada will take place. The answer is, Yes. Please, register as soon as possible so that we can arrange for the catering numbers.

United In Christ – Toronto August 22-23, 2014 (Leaders only August 22)

Fire and Fusion – Ottawa August 28-31

We are certain that Bishop Tony Palmer’s desire is that things would move forward in what he believed and for what he dedicated his life for. He is more alive now than ever. Many of us who were close to Tony, interestingly enough he had a way of making everyone feel close to him as he loved everyone unconditionally, are still finding it difficult to rejoice over his death. We will be having a memorial time for Tony in both Toronto and Ottawa.

Steve Long and I from Canada were present at the wonderful celebration of Bishop Tony Continue reading
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FIRE and Fusion Conference

God is empowering His people.  Unity among believers is Jesus’ desire for His Church, through the power of the Holy Spirit.  (John 17:21; Ephesians 4:3-5).

Let us come together, in a celebration of unity in Christ!  Revival is spreading swiftly and powerfully worldwide.  We invite you to be a part of this new wave of unity and revival glory.  Join us at the upcoming Fire and Fusion Conference!


Sponsored by: Catch the Fire Ministries – Toronto | United in Christ | Lift Jesus Higher Catholic Community 

Get it on your Calendar now!  That’s:  August 28-31, 2014  . . . Thursday  -  Sunday.

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Matteo-Calisi Matteo Calisi is the President of Community of Jesus in Bari, Italy, a cross denominational Charismatic Covenant Community which he founded in 1983.
In 2008 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. He holds regular meetings with Pope Francis and participates in various of ongoing Catholic Protestant dialogues throughout the world.

In 1980, while on a ministry trip to Indonesia, John and his wife Carol responded to God’s call on their lives to do full-time ministry. The Lord then called them to Toronto in 1987, where Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (TACF) was started.
In January 1994, through a sovereign outpouring of the Holy Spirit, revival exploded with protracted meetings and TACF came to the world’s attention as a place God was meeting His people.


Bishop Riesbeck is a member of the Companions of the Cross and has served parishes in Kingston, Hawkesbury, Brockville, Houston, TX. He was ordained a bishop on March 19, 2014.
Bishop Riesbeck assists Archbishop Prendergast in shepherding some 400,000 Catholics in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. The focal point of his ministry is the sharing the Good News of the Gospel and inviting all into an initial and ongoing encounter with Jesus Christ.


Dr. Bruno Ierullo is one of the founding members of Catch the Fire, Toronto. He is the co-chairman of United In Christ, North America and is part of the ongoing dialogue between the Emerging Charismatic Churches and the Roman Catholic Church.
Bruno has been at Catch the Fire Toronto since 1989. Along with his wife Naomi, they lead the Catch the Fire campus in Newmarket, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area.


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Please contact me for more information, regarding hotels etc. 
Yours In Christ,
Bruno Ierullo
United in Christ

TORONTO, Canada Meeting  August 22 – 24, 2014 
(for more Information – click): Unity In Diversity

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Pope Francis meets with Evangelicals

A MIRACLE INDEED – ‘I’ve never seen God begin a miracle without Him finishing it well.’  (Manzoni)

* * PART 2 to the Cell phone VIDEO MESSAGE from Pope Francis recorded by Bishop Tony Palmer * *

Sponsored by: Catch the Fire Ministries – Toronto | United in Christ | Lift Jesus Higher Catholic Community 

Today, on June 24, 2014, Saint Jean Baptiste Day, annually celebrated in Canada we also celebrate what took place at Palazzo Santa Marta, Vatican City where invited guests gathered at Pope Francis’s private residence. Guest include John and Carol Arnott (Founders of Catch the Fire), Kenneth Copeland (Founder of KCM Ministries), James Robison (Founder of Life Outreach Int.), Geoff Tunnicliffe (Head of Worldwide Evangelical Alliance), and Tony Palmer (Bishop & Int. Ecumenical Officer of the Communion Evangelical Episcopal Churches). These ministries met for a cordial gathering and lunch to begin a friendly relationship that could have a far reaching impact.

This initiative by Pope Francis is a further reaching out to the Evangelical world after Continue reading

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Reaching the Middle Men in the Ecumenical Movement

Washington, D.C., April 14, 2014 (Zenit.org) Kathleen Naab |

Unity among Christians is a priority for the Church at the highest level, with Pope Francis joining his predecessors in leading the prayer for unity.

That priority translates into concerted efforts among theologians and Church leaders to work out and dismantle the barriers to unity. But even when these theologians and leaders make progress, Continue reading
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Pastors – Leaders and Clergy Summit 2014

Pastors, Leaders and Clergy Summit 2014

Join with other Pastors, Leaders, and Clergy to learn how to engage the laity in your tradition to foster grassroots ecumenical efforts. When the local Pastors, Leaders and Clergy begin to see one another as brothers and sisters their hearts will change, their preaching will change and greater local opportunities which promote unity will follow. The result is that the “World” will see Christians acting as one and will come to believe (John 17:20-22).

Three themes will be re-emphasized, as they were outlined in the creed of the ancient undivided Church:  Continue reading

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Pope’s Unity Blessing Goes Viral

Pope Francis Message on Christian-Unity-to Pentecostal Conference
A historic Unity Blessing sent from Pope Francis to a Kenneth Copeland Ministries Pastor’s Conference and the Church at large has gone viral.  
(view on YouTube)
The roots of this unprecedented event go back to the days when the Charismatic renewal swept through the Catholic Church.  One of the Italian Catholic Charismatic leaders, Matteo Calisi, and Italian Evangelical pastor Continue reading

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Matteo Calisi Speaking!

United In Christ Houston
Matteo Calisi will be speaking at the Catholic Charismatic Center on Tuesday, March 4, 2:00-5:00 p.m.  
Matteo Calisi – Minister of Reconciliation
He will be speaking about reconciliation among Christians of various backgrounds, and he will be sharing Pope Francis’ message regarding his heart for unity recently released.  

Matteo is an international speaker and minister, and promotes reconciliation among Christians.  He is an international leader of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church.  
MATTEO CALISI – Minister of Reconciliation


March 4, 2014
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Catholic Charismatic Center
1949 Cullen Blvd.   Houston, Texas 77023

(registration is free, but we need to know how many are coming)

John 13:35

“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
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