Protestant scholar lauds Benedict's ecumenical strides

Dr. Cecil M. Robeck on Pope Benedict

Mel Robeck

By Carl Bunderson, Catholic News Agency

"Robeck participated in the third inter-faith gathering at Assisi with Pope Benedict in 2011, and corresponded with him when he was still prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith..."

Expert Quote: "He's the first Pope we've heard make a verbal statements in his speech welcoming the Pentecostals, wishing us well and saying how important he felt the (Pentecostal-Catholic) dialogue was."
Cecil M. Robeck, Professor of Church History and Ecumenics and Director of the David J. DuPlessis Center for Christian Spirituality

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