The Rev. Matthew A. Laferty, director of the Methodist Ecumenical Office Rome, met the Rev. Dr. Hermen Shastri, general secretary of the Council of Churches of Malaysia, in an online encounter today. Dr. Shastri is a pastor in the Methodist Church in Malaysia and a member of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission, the official bilateral dialogue commission between the World Methodist Council and the Holy See. They discussed Dr. Shastri’s work on moral discernment with the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches as well as his contributions to the international Methodist-Catholic dialogue.