On 14 October 2020 a delegation of the New Apostolic Church visited the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU). Bishop Peter Johanning, Apostle* Volker Kühnle and Apostle* Rolf Camenzind reported on the various ecumenical contacts of their church at local and regional levels. In conversation with Father Augustinus Sander, OSB, official of the PCPCU, questions relating to the theological understanding of worship and to the recognition of baptism were discussed in particular.
The New Apostolic Church belongs to the group of apostolic communities with common roots in the Catholic Apostolic Movement which emanated from England in the 19th century. The New Apostolic Church has some nine million members worldwide.
(* “Apostle” is a title commonly used in the New Apostolic Church for leading ministers).