The Pope concluded the Week of Christian Unity at the tomb of the Apostle Saint Paul. He was joined by representatives of other Christian faiths.
Benedict XVI was optimistic, and said that legitimate differences between different Christian denominations were not an obstacle, rather a source of wealth.
The Pope also said that if Christians don't make attempts at reconciliation through real initiatives, they will not be credible when they call for peace.Benedict XVI Our prayer for unity and peace always asks to be proven by courageous gestures and reconciliation among us Christians.
Benedict XVI asked for this search for unity to be particularly important in the Holy Land, and to avoid conflicts among Christians in the Holy Places.