U.S. Catholic bishops, four Protestant church communities agree to mutually recognize Baptisms

BALTIMORE — In what Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta called "a milestone on the ecumenical journey," the By a 204-11 vote Nov. 16 in Baltimore, the bishops approved the "Common Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Baptism," which was drawn up over the past six years by a team of scholars from the Catholic-Reformed dialogue group, made up of representatives of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Christian Reformed Church in North America, Presbyterian Church (USA), Reformed Church in America and United Church of Christ.

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