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A Roman Catholic Church delegation has led prayers at the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of discussions with the WCC.
Despite many divisions and dissensions, Christian communities across the world have observed the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity this January.
Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, has made his first official visit to the World Council of Churches.
The recently retired Vatican official responsible for ecumenical affairs says his biggest regret is not achieving common communion with Protestants.
World Council of Churches General Secretary Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has welcomed the appointment of Bishop Kurt Koch as new president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Engagement with other churches has helped Catholic bishops educated in a dated “theology of exclusion” to move towards a genuine “ecumenical commitment”, Edinburgh 2010 observers have heard.
The Vatican and Mennonite World Conference representatives who met in Rome in October 2007 to prepare theological reflections on peacemaking have made available the full statement and background material.