The Cardinal, who is not only President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity but also a German, said that the meeting “represents a confirmation that Benedict XVI wants to advance on the path of ecumenism.”
The Cardinal said, however, that “the ecumenical situation in Germany has become a little more difficult. The development (of the situation), in effect, depends on both partners, not just one.”
“Nonetheless, the meeting of the Pontiff with the Protestants represents a significant sign: the pope has decided to move forward on the way of dialogue,” he concluded.
.- A meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and German Protestant ministers in Regensburg, scheduled for his upcoming trip to his homeland, “is a very interesting and important step,” even though the dialogue doesn’t look very promising, Cardinal Walter Kasper, told APCom today.