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G-3 / PNCC Ecumenical Dialogue continues in Scranton, PA

Members of the Dialogue Group who met in Scranton included (bottom row L-R): Archbishop Mark Haverland (ACC), Bishop Paul Sobiechowski (PNCC), Bishop Paul Hewett (ACC), Prime Bishop Anthony Mikovsky (PNCC) and Bishop Bernard Nowicki (PNCC); top row (L-R): Bishop Brian Marsh (ACA), Bishop John Mack (PNCC), Father John Kowalczyk (PNCC) and Canon Jonathan Foggin (ACC).   

The eighth meeting of the G-3/PNCC Dialogue Group took place at The Polish National Catholic Church headquarters in Scranton, Pennsylvania on August 17th and 18th, 2023. The group discussed a number of issues over the course of two days and released the following statement for publication:


We, the Bishops and members of the G-3 and the PNCC celebrate the anniversary of our Ecumenical Dialogue. We began our initial discussions on January 11th, 2019 for the purpose of discussing God's will for our mutual journey in Christ.


Over the past four years, we have gathered for worship and sacred fellowship. We have grown to know each other as brothers in Christ, and committed ourselves to find ways we may work together for mutual support and the ever challenging task of becoming one. 


Though we gratefully share the fullness of the Catholic faith, we are aware that the goal of unity may take many years. Nevertheless, we believe that our work together is essential to the fulfillment of God's will. 


We will keep our Churches in prayer that our efforts may bear the necessary spiritual fruit and be ever pleasing to God.