15 March 2013
His Holiness Pope Francis
On behalf of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, we send you warm greetings in Christ as you commence your ministry as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. We assure you of the prayers and good wishes of our members and rejoice with our Roman Catholic friends and neighbours, in the excitement of your election.
In Canada, we enjoy happy ecumenical relations with many Catholic parishes, and are involved nationally in shared ministry together in areas of social justice, ecumenical dialogue, reconciliation and common Christian witness.
May God bless you with health and strength in your ministry.
The Rev. Dr. John Vissers
138th General Assembly
The Presbyterian Church in Canada