Rome: The 10th session of the International Theological Dialogue Commission was held in Rome from 23 to 27 January 2013.
The representatives of the Oriental Orthodox Churches first met alone to discuss issues related to the family. The members of the joint commission discussed “The role of the Saints in the communion and communication between churches until the middle of the fifth century.”
The meeting ended with a dinner offered by Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. On 25 January the members of the dialogue commission met with Pope Benedict XVI, and in the evening they attended the Prayers for Christian Unity presided over by the Pope at the St. Peter’s Cathedral.
The eleventh meeting of the Roman Catholic - Oriental Orthodox Theological Commission will be held from 27 January to 4 February 2014 in India.