Reaching Back Across the Gulf
To Unite on Common Points of Doctrine

 

Catholics and Lutherans
Sign Accord on Justification By Faith,
Ending Dispute of 482 Years!



Pope Hails Accord As Milestone To Unity!

Accord Closes "Wound" of Nearly 500 Years!

  
LWF 1999

Bishop Krause (Lutheran World Federation President) and Cardinal Cassidy (President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) at the signing ceremony.

Bishop Krause Meets with the Pope in Rome who calls signing
"an important step toward the recovery of full Christian unity."



Cardinal Cassidy says "There is nothing in this agreement that
is not in the Council of Trent or the Catholic tradition."
(in other words the Lutherans have agreed with the Council of Trent)

Text of the Joint Declaration on Justification

News Reports: RELIGION TODAY  Catholic World News

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod,
which did not sign the accord, calls it

"A Betrayal of the Gospel"!

 

 

Catholic Cardinal Preaches Christian Unity To Queen
Catholics and U.S. Presbyterians Move Closer
ECUMENICAL CONSULTATIONS HELD ON INDULGENCES

A Jubilee Year, Papal Indulgences,
and Christian Unity?

CATHOLICS AND ANGLICANS:
FROM CONTROVERSY TO CONVERGENCE

New Anglican-Catholic Statement On Papal Authority
Archbishop of Canterbury Supports Document on Papal Authority.

THE DOCUMENT - THE GIFT OF AUTHORITY

Documents of the Pontifical Council
for Promoting Christian Unity
Online at the Vatican.