|Vatican||POPE REASSURES PROTESTANT LEADERS ON ECUMENISM|
After an alliance of Protestant churches criticised the recent Dominus Iesus declaration as 'ecumenically insensitive', Pope John Paul met with representatives and underscored the Catholic Church's commitment to improving ecumenical relations. |
"The commitment of the Catholic Church to ecumenical dialogue is irrevocable," he told members of a formal dialogue commission of Catholics and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches meeting outside Rome which concluded on Tuesday.
The World Alliance of Reformed Churches said it had considered canceling that meeting after the Vatican released the document reiterating church teaching that the "church of Christ ... continues to exist fully only in the Catholic Church."
|21 Sep 00|