75 anniversary of Conversation between Catholics and Anglecans:
Cardinal Edward Cassidy participated in a colloquium in Malines, Belgium to commomrate the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the "Malines Conversation" on 1921 between Catholics and Anglecans. He said: "The final years of 20th century have shown beyond all doubts that there is a widespread aspiration and deep longing for Christian Unity... Among Christians of every denomination one can observe a growing conviction that the Lord is calling us to strive to overcome our divisions, ... and surely we cannot go on resisting his call... (Anglicans and Catholics) has to commit themselves deeply to the ecumenical movement" although he addes, "I regret to say that much still has to be done".
- Catholics and Methodists: A statement on Revelation and Faith was the wide-ranging statement expressing fundamental agreement on the Triune God, the church mission and the church sacramental life. The statement was a result of dialogue from 1992 to 1996. The offer from Rome cited in the statement was Pope John Paul II's 1995 request, in an encyclical on Christian unity.
- Lebanon: Greek Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches seek reuniting: Greek Catholic Patriarch MAXIMOS V HAKIM revealed that the Greek Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches were discussing reuniting into a single church, after more than two and a half centuries of separation. He said that a joint committee had been formed (of Bishops GEORGE KHODR, ELIAS AUDEH, ELIAS ZOGHBI and SALIM BUSTROS) to discuss details of the project. He said the relationship of the new church with Rome should be the same as the one which prevailed before the great schism of 1054.
- Catholics and Evangelicals: Cardianl E. Cassidy president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity gave lectures on relations between Catholics and Evangelicals in USA. It was considered as an initiative from the Church in order to encourage promising informal dialogue, at a national level, between Catholics and Evangelicals.