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With great humility and joy, we are pleased to announce that His Grace, Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, Bishop of The Roman Catholic Church, founder of Married Priests Now! Prelature and friend of The Reformed Catholic Church, has personally invited Archbishop Phillip Zimmerman, Presiding Bishop of The Reformed Catholic Church, to visit him in June, 2008 to discuss the development and activities of the Married Priest Now! movement and to reconsecrate him as bishop, thereby bringing The Reformed Catholic Church into a closer relationship with the Church of St. Peter.

We express our gratitude to His Grace Archbishop Milingo and offer our prayers and support to him.

Columbus, OH: Recognizing that The Reformed Catholic Church is committed to ecumenical relationships and has a rapidly growing number of missions, ministries and parish communities in many countries around the globe, Archbishop Phillip Zimmerman contacted the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss the possibility of The Reformed Catholic Church being granted membership. On April 29, 2008 Archbishop Zimmerman telephoned the World Council of Churches Headquarters and was warmly received by Douglas Chail, of the Church and Ecumenical Relations Department, who cheerfully offered much insight, prayerful thought and support.

Mr. Chail informed Archbishop Zimmerman that membership in the World Council of Churches can take up to ten years. This length of time is necessary for the World Council of Churches and the Reformed Catholic Church to engage in relationships, discussions and projects that will provide dialog, cooperative efforts and understanding between the two bodies.

As the result of a very favorable discussion, Archbishop Zimmerman shall submit a letter to the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches to begin the process of membership. We ask your prayers and support for this historic moment in the life of The Reformed Catholic Church and her people.

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