On the Common Prayer had been leading representatives of the Lutheran World Federation - LWF President Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan and General Secretary Martin Junge and Pope Francis. They thanked to God for the mutual dialogue and expressed repentance over a conflict and division in past and a commitment to joint witness. During the church service a Joint Statement was signed which embraces communion as the common future of Lutherans and Catholics.
The General Secretary of LWF Dr. Martin Luther and also Pope Francis preached on the Gospel from John 15:1-5 „Jesus – the True Vine”. They spoke and prayed for unity in faith, about possibilities of common witness of faith in broken world, which needs a message about Gospel of Jesus Christ not only by words but also in action. The five Imperatives commit Lutherans and Catholics to strengthen what is held in common, to transformation by the encounter with the other and by the mutual witness of faith, to seeking visible unity through concrete steps, to rediscovering the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ for our time and to joint witness in proclamation and service to the world.