(Zenit) Vatican, Lutherans Preparing Document on Reformation

According to the Vatican official on ecumenism, the Church and the World Lutheran Federation are preparing a Joint Declaration on the Reformation, in view of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses.

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, announced this in an interview with the German Catholic agency KNA.

In this context, Vatican Radio reported Monday that Benedict XVI wants his Sept. 22-25 trip to Germany to have an ecumenical focus.

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2 comments on “(Zenit) Vatican, Lutherans Preparing Document on Reformation

  1. Archer_of_the_Forest says:

    Hmmm, I wonder if this will be like the joint document they issued a few years back on Justification where the Vatican basically said that Luther was right without actually saying he was right.

  2. Harry Edmon says:

    Note: many confessional Lutheran bodies such as the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, and the Lutheran Church – Canada are not members of the Lutheran World Federation.