We Are Church Intl.

We Are Church celebrates its Silver Jubilee
 in Rome

Representatives from eight countries were present for five days in Rome to celebrate and hold their biennial council.  They were joined at the Council meeting by companions from six other countries by Zoom

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Foundation Documents

Roman Declaration

Agreed in Rome on 
25 November 1996 
by We Are Church representatives 
from 10 countries

Manifesto

Agreed in Rome on 
12 October 1997

Our History

We are committed to the renewal of the Roman Catholic Church based on the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and the theological spirit developed from it.

history

Members

We Are Church International is a network of independent and autonomous groups, each representing a different culture where Catholic Christians are endeavouring to live out the message of Jesus Christ.

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Application for Membership

We Are Church International does not have individual members.

Membership is open to local groups that base their work on all the goals stated in the preamble and regard the objectives in the Roman manifesto as well as these working guidelines and the membership fee as binding.

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Hans Küng was the Prophet the Vatican feared the most

We Are Church International mourns the death of the great prophet Hans Küng who clearly set out the reforms necessary to bring the Catholic Church back to Christ. 

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of We Are Church in autumn 2020, Hans Küng wrote to us:

"From the beginning, I have supported We Are Church in every respect. In its demands it has the message of Jesus Christ behind it and at the same time it corresponds to the requirements of today's democratic and pluralistic society. In the time of the two Restoration Popes Wojtyla and Ratzinger, there was little hope that your concerns would be heard in the hierarchy. With Pope Francis, however, a turning point seems to have occurred that makes it easier for some of your  demands to be met. In the wintry Church, We Are Church has kept the embers smouldering under the ashes. May the fire of reform now finally take hold of the whole Church and also the Vatican. So continue, dear friends: courage, creativity and perseverance!"

Hans Küng
1928 - 2021