COLOGNE, Germany (CNS) – Meeting with Protestant and Orthodox leaders in Germany, Pope Benedict XVI pledged to move ecumenism forward during his pontificate, saying he realized that many Christians expect “concrete steps to bring us closer together.” While he reaffirmed the church’s belief that unity already subsists in the Catholic Church, the pope said that does not mean eventual communion must bring uniformity in theology, liturgy and discipline. The model should be “unity in multiplicity and multiplicity in unity,” the pope told some 30 non-Catholic representatives in Cologne Aug. 19. The cordial, 30-minute encounter took place in the Catholic cardinal’s residence in the city center, where the pope was residing during his four-day stay.
The above is from CNS. Now, I know we don’t need uniformity in Liturgy (we have several Catholic rites),
but no uniformity is necessary in DOCTRINE??? No uniformity in Theology??? We can have unity WITHOUT doctrinal conversion??? Does this sound wacky to anybody else?