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I know my sisters and brothers in thousands of congregations related to our 37 member communions are joining me in praying for Pope Francis and the 1.2 billion Catholic Christians he leads, said Kathryn M. Lohre, NCC President.
She said the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, as the first non-European pontiff in more than 1,000 years, suggests winds of change in the Catholic Church.
All of us have seen profound growth among Christians
of every tradition in
The Roman Catholic Church is not a member of the NCC, but the U.S. Catholic Conference and has been active with the NCC in ecumenical ministries and programs, and Catholic prelates, priests, nuns and laypersons have served on NCC commissions and committees.
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