Catholic, Lutheran leaders urge joint study of reconciliation document

Catholics and Lutherans are urging their congregations to jointly discuss a co-publication entitled From Conflict to Communion as this helps bury past differences and brings the two Christian traditions closer together.


The full title of the document is, “From Conflict to Communion. Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017.”

In a joint letter The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) along with with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) recommends the publication “From Conflict to Communion.”

Events in Christianity that led to the Reformation nearly half a millennium ago split the Roman Catholic Church, ushering the advent of Protestant churches.


When the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is commemorated in 2017, Lutherans and Catholics hope to be drawn closer in the quest for church unity.


“From Conflict to Communion is the first-ever attempt at an international level jointly to describe the history of the Reformation,” reads the letter to member churches signed by Cardinal Kurt Koch who heads the Catholic Council and LWF general secretary, Rev. Martin Junge.


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