27. October 2020
Leading Vatican officials have informed about NAPS activities in the years 2004-2019
The NAPS Institute sent a publication on its activities in the years 2004 – 2019 also to several leading representatives of the Catholic Church.
The State Secretariat of the Holy See confirmed the receipt of the information by His Holiness Pope Francis, who, together with thanks, expressed assurance of the remembrance in his prayers.
„… I remember very well my presence in a beautiful event organized by your Institute. It is with sadness yet understanding that I learn that it will not be possible this year to organize the traditional ecumenical concert due to the worldwide health crisis.
The commitment of the NAPS Institute to fostering the ecumenical pursuit is greatly appreciated, as are all initiatives aimed at promoting cooperation and ecumenical dialogue, and at contributing towards progress in strengthening relations and pursuing with steadfast enthusiasm the journey towards full communion.
I take this opportunity to express my personal gratitude for the valuable and sensitive work you undertake in the field …,“ stated in his letter Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
„… I fully understand that the NAPS International Ecumenical Concert will not be celebrated this fall, due to the current pandemic situation. Still, I am glad to have learnt that the Slovak Radio and Television will propose a rerun of its 13th edition.
With every good wish for your undertakings in the field of education, culture and deepening of human and spiritual values, I remain sincerely yours,“ stated in his letter Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture.