From 17th to 19th January the commission for the dialogue between the Church of Sweden and the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht met in Västerås/Sweden. The group is working on a document which can be the basis for a possible form of community between the churches mentioned. The talks take place in an open and constructive atmosphere. Though there are differences in some theological issues, often a consensus in other theological questions became manifest.
A further important point on the agenda is getting to know more about the Church on the spot. This time the group got a guided tour through the splendid cathedral of Västerås and has been welcomed by Bishop Thomas Söderberg.
The following meeting is planned in October 2011 in Bern/Switzerland.
Bishop D. Schoon