Friday, September 25, 2009

Upcoming prayer service to mark the 10th anniversary of the Joint Declaration on justification

WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPT. 23, 2009 (Zenit.org).- An evening prayer service will mark the 10th anniversary of the landmark agreement on the doctrine of justification signed by Catholics and Lutherans, and later approved by Methodists.

Cardinal Francis George, president of the U.S. episcopal conference, and Lutheran Bishop Mark Hanson will lead the Oct. 1 prayer service in Chicago. The agreement was signed Oct. 31, 1999, by the Vatican and the Lutheran World Federation. Methodists joined the agreement in 2006. (Entire Zenit article HERE.)


Links to Joint Declaration and supporting documents:

JOINT DECLARATON

OFFICIAL COMMON STATEMENT

ANNEX TO THE OFFICIAL COMMON STATEMENT



Grace and peace,

David

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