Ecumenical Indifference: Francis Dreams of "Same Altar”
He prayed to God for “the one way to come to worship God in the same house, around the same altar.” And, “O Lord grant us the courage to change course.” Normally, the Council group - because it doesn't believe in the sacrifice of Mass - avoids the term "altar" and speaks instead of "mensa" (= table).
Since neither Protestants nor Francis' Council church believe in the eucharistic sacrifice and replace it with a chatty pulpit in the centre of their liturgies, Francis' wish could come true. This is also helped by the fact that the basis of ecumenism is religious indifference and lukewarmness.
At the end of Vespers, Francis, Greek born Orthodox Metropolitan Polykarpos of Italy and Archbishop Ian Ernest of the Roman Anglican Centre - who according to Leo XIII's Apostolicae Curae (1896) is a layman, “blessed” the congregation.