(ENI) — The recently retired senior Vatican official responsible for ecumenical affairs has said his biggest regret during his tenure in Rome is that he did not achieve an agreement on a common communion with Protestants.
The 219th General Assembly is encouraging all Presbyterians, especially those who are clergy and church leaders, to know their HIV status – saying that testing will make them a “visible example” and will “help eliminate the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS testing.”
On its final night of deliberations, the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) considered the report on its Committee on Peacemaking and International Issues (minus a major report on the Middle East, which was presented by another committee and considered separately earlier).
MINNEAPOLIS — Eight overtures that would have empowered Presbyterian pastors to perform marriages for same-gender couples in states where these marriages are legal were effectively tabled with little discussion in a late-night session of the full 219th General Assembly July 8.
MINNEAPOLIS – Presbyterians’ determination to be an “exhibition of the kingdom of heaven to the world,” found expression in the recommendations of the committee so named adopted today (July 9) by the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).