In his 20 January general audience, Pope Francis spoke about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and the need to beseech God humbly for this gift.
At St. Joseph's Parish in New York, the Pope met with representatives from various Christian denominations for a brief ecumenical prayer service. He asked everyone present to pray for "the 'oneness of hope, oneness of faith, and oneness of love' that alone will convince the world that Jesus Christ is the one sent by the Father for the salvation of all."
Evgeni Pazukhin of St. Petersburg, Russia, is a philosopher and author. He has written the first biography of St. Josemaría Escrivá in Russian.