The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation


The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation was founded in 1965 and is sponsored by the Committee for Ecumenical Relations of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

The members of national bilateral dialogue commissions are sanctioned by the hierarchies of the two churches to examine divisive issues, and to make recommendations regarding ways to overcome them. As such, the agreed statements are issued on the authority of the dialogue commission itself, and do not bind the authorities of either church.


Orthodox Co-Chairman: Metropolitan Methodios
Catholic Co-Chairman: Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin

Orthodox Co-Secretary: Rev. Dr. Nicolas Kazarian (interim)
Catholic Co-Secretary: Rev. Brian Daley, SJ

Reports and Statements

Special Statements