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The Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue in the United States first met in 1965
under the leadership of Auxiliary Bishop T. Austin Murphy of Baltimore
and Rev. George F. Harkins of New York, president of the National
In 2010, the Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue completed a common statement entitled "The Hope of Eternal Life" which explored in depth the common belief of Catholics and Lutherans in Jesus Christ's promise of eternal life. The dialogue currently meets twice a year with Bishop Denis Madden and Rev. Lowell Almen serving as co-chairs.
In March 2017, BCEIA Chair Mitchell T. Rozanksi signed "A Joint Statement on the Occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation" with Lutheran Bishop Donald P. Kreiss, chair for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations.
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