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Time to reap results of ecumenical dialogue, Pope tells Lutheran visitors

February 10, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI met on February 10 with a delegation from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and said that after years of productive ecumenical talks, the time has come "to harvest the results of the Lutheran-Catholic dialogue that so promisingly started after the Vatican Council II." Practical ecumenism, he added, "should be grounded in ardent prayer and in conversion to Christ, the source of grace and truth."


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