Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Churches in Portugal officially recognise each other's baptism
Bishop Jorge Pina Cabral of the Lusitanian Church signed document on behalf of the country's Anglicans

From The Lusitanian Church with additional reporting by ACNS staff
February 3, 2014

Lisbon's Lusitanian Church Cathedral of St Paul recently played host to a ceremony marking the mutual recognition of baptism among Christian faith traditions.

The signing of a declaration of mutual recognition of the validity of the sacrament of baptism administered in the Churches was part of the Week of Christian Unity celebrations.

The declaration was signed on January 25 by the Presidents and the Bishops of Churches including Anglican Bishop Jorge Pina Cabral of the Lusitanian Church (Anglican Communion in Portugal). Other signatories represented the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, and the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches.

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