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FIRST PHASE (1974-1978)

 

Established by Pope Paul VI and Pope Shenouda III during meeting held in Rome, May 5-10, 1973 – COMMON DECLARATION — Full-Text

 

MEETINGS

 

1. March 26-30, 1974 – Cairo, Egypt

“Christology” – JOINT REPORT — Full-Text

2. October 27-31, 1975 – Cairo, Egypt

“Vision and Understanding of the Unity We Seek” – COMMON REPORT — Full-Text

3. August 26-29, 1976 – Vienna, Austria

“The Unity of the Church up to the Fifth Century” – COMMON REPORT — Full-Text
and CHRISTOLOGICAL DECLARATION — Full-Text

4. March 13-18, 1978 – Cairo, Egypt

“The Role of the Councils in the Life of the Church and on the Sacraments in Their Relation to the Church and the Economy of Salvation” – COMMON REPORT — Full-Text

June 23, 1979 – Cairo, Egypt

“The Principles for Guiding the Search for Unity between the Catholic Church and the Coptic Orthodox Church” – PRINCIPLES AND PROTOCOL — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRMEN:

Rev. Msgr. Charles Moeller, Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City
Bishop Gregorios, Bishop of Coptic Culture and Higher Theological Education, Egypt

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. John Long, S.J., Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity
Dr. George Bebawi, Professor of Patristics

 

SECOND PHASE (1988-1992)

 

5. October 3-8, 1988 – Amba Bishoy Monastery, Wadi El Natrun, Egypt

“The Mystery of Redemption and Its Consequences for the Last Ends of the Human Person” – COMMON REPORT and BRIEF FORMULA ON CHRISTOLOGY (February 12, 1988) — Full-Text

6. April 23-27, 1990 – Amba Bishoy Monastery, Wadi El Natrun, Egypt

“The History of the ‘Flioque’ Controversy; Biblical, Theological and Patristic Aspects of the Procession of the Holy Spirit; The Addition of the Formula ‘Filioque’ to the Text of the Nicean-Constantinopolitan Creed” – REPORT — Full-Text

7. April 18-24, 1991 – Amba Bishoy Monastery, Wadi El Natrun, Egypt

“The Doctrine of Purgatory”

8. February 25-29, 1992 – Amba Bishoy Monastery, Wadi El Natrun, Egypt

“Trinitarian Theology, Christology, Procession of the Holy Spirit” – REPORT — Full-Text

9. April 27- May 1, 1993 – Amba Bishoy Monastery, Wadi El Natrun, Egypt

CO-CHAIRMEN:

Bishop Pierre Duprey, Secretary, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
His Grace Metropolitan Bishoy, Bishop of Damiet, General Secretary of the Holy
Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church

CO-SECRETARIES:

Msgr. Gérard Daucourt, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (1988-1990)
Rev. Bernard Dubasque, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (1991-1992)
His Grace Amba Moussa, Bishop for Youth, Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate

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