1st OFFICIAL JOHN 17 MEETINGS IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA February 2014
The first official public meeting between Catholics and Protestant leaders and their congregants took place in two different churches on consecutive nights in February, 2014. Pastor Mark Buckley hosted the first meeting at Living Waters church and the second evening was hosted by Pastor Dave Friend at North Scottsdale Christian church. The events were organized by Joe Tosini. Giovanni Traettino and Matteo Calisi from Italy both addressed the audience. They have been advocates of Christian reconciliation for many years. A letter was read by Joe from Pope Francis encouraging the first steps in creating friendships between all Christians from diverse church traditions. Suzy Kraintz led the worship team in praise and worship.