Baptist-Catholic Theological Conversations

Update on third phase of theological conversations between Baptist World Alliance and Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

22 Jun 2021

Phase III of international ecumenical conversations between the Baptist World Alliance and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, which experienced a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resumed its work virtually via zoom in two working sessions held on 16 and 18 June 2021.

The purpose of these meetings was to review the work of the first three annual meetings in the form of a cumulative memorandum, and to envision how the Joint Commission will continue its work after the hiatus, as well as to renew the relationships between the members and to engage in common prayer.

The overall theme of the current phase of Baptist–Catholic conversations is “The Dynamic of the Gospel and the Witness of the Church.” The annual meetings will continue through 2022 for this phase.

A communiqué was issued at the conclusion of the meeting.