According to a November 2019 posting on the Salvation Army website titled, “World Leader of The Salvation Army General Brian Peddle meets His Holiness Pope Francis,” it appears that the Salvation Army is part of the growing ranks of evangelical organizations in the race toward unity at all costs. The post from the Salvation Army site states:
GENERAL Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle visited the Vatican today for conversation with His Holiness Pope Francis. During the visit, the accompanying delegation – Commissioner Betty Matear, Secretary for International Ecumenical Relations, Lieut-Colonel Massimo Tursi, Officer Commanding Italy and Greece Command and Major David Williamson, Private Secretary to the General – met with Cardinal Koch, Bishop Farrell and Father Avelino Gonzales of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity. . . .
It is intended that beyond this historic visit there would be a series of meetings, which will strengthen relationships and cooperation in areas of mutual concern and service. (source: https://www.salvationarmy.org/ihq/news/inr081119)
Thirteen years ago Lighthouse Trails wrote, “Salvation Army Joins the Contemplative/Emerging Ranks.” It is the “natural” course of those organizations that go contemplative to eventually go ecumenical, of which a large part includes unifying with the Catholic Church as you can see from some of our past headlines below. All of the ministries listed below first moved into the contemplative camp and then later the ecumenical camp with the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Francis first met with a Salvation Army General in 2014 when André Cox led the organization.