Milestones in 50 years of Catholic-Lutheran dialogue

The Catholic-Lutheran dialogue has yielded ecumenical outcomes, of which most notably is the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, signed by the LWF and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in 1999. The declaration affirms the consensus of the doctrine of justification.

The 2013 publication From Conflict to Communion is the first attempt by both dialogue partners to jointly describe - at international level - the history of the Reformation and its implications.

Common Statements - Lutheran-Roman Catholic Church Commission on Unity

Phase I (1967-1972)
1972 | The Gospel and the Church (Malta report)

Phase II (1973-1984)
1978 | The Eucharist

1980 | All Under One Christ

1980 | Ways to Community

1981 | The Ministry in the Church

1983 | Martin Luther – Witness to Christ

1984 | Facing Unity – Models, Forms and Phases of Catholic-Lutheran Church Fellowship

Phase III (1986-1993)
1993 | Church and Justification

Phase IV (1995-2006)
1999 | The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

2006 | The Apostolicity of the Church

Phase V (2009-present)
2012 | From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017 -  Published by the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity in the context of the 2017 commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and the 50th anniversary of dialogue between Lutherans and Catholics.