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 — July 24, 200924 juillet 2009

Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission Begins Discussion on Reformation Anniversary and “Baptism and Growth in Communion”

[LWI] The fifth round of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity had its first meeting, 19-24 July 2009 at the Christian Jensen Kolleg in Breklum, Germany. The commission’s work will focus first on the ecumenical significance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and then on the topic “baptism and growth in communion.”

The Commission began to plan for a “Text on the Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017,” which it will commend to the churches common ecumenical commemorations for this anniversary. Participants in the meeting agreed that the next meeting will also receive from Commission members papers that will help shape future discussions on “baptism and growth in communion.”

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) hosted this year’s meeting. In addition to the dialogue group discussions, Commission members were hosted at dinner by the North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church office in Kiel, represented by Oberkirchenrat Wolfgang Vogelmann. LWF Council member Bishop Maria Jepsen also attended, and gave a short overview of the church’s activities and challenges.

This dialogue is conducted under the auspices of LWF and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU). It is co-chaired by Lutheran Bishop Dr Eero Huovinen of Helsinki, Finland, and Roman Catholic Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller of Regensburg, Germany.

The PCPCU will host the Commission’s next meeting in Regensburg, Germany, from 22 to 29 October 2010.

Posted: July 24, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2260
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Lutheran
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