Our Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs devoted to promoting understanding and cooperation among Christians, and peoples of all faiths. The restoration of unity among all Christians is one of the principal concerns of the Vatican Council II.
Ecumenical: Literally “universal,” from the Greek oikoumene, the inhabited world. Commonly used to identify the church’s general councils. In the movement for Christian unity, the noun ecumenism has become synonymous with “striving for reunification” among the Christian churches, "That all may be one" (Jn 17:21).Inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue
Interreligious A relation of church to non-Christian religious. Through dialogues we promote mutual understanding, respect and collaboration among believers of all faiths.
Committee for Promoting Christian Unity In the service of this commitment to restore Christian unity which Jesus prayed, we collaborate with the (Arch)diocesan commission and co-organize the concerts, prayer services, and dialogue programs within the Catholic Church, and among the Christians denominations.
There are two special tasks:
The Eastern Churches - Orthodox Churches and ancient Oriental Churches, and
The Western Churches and Ecclesial Communities and for the World Council of Churches.
We recommend you to read the following documents:
“Decree on Ecumenism” (Unitatis redintegratio)
religious liberty (Dignitatis humanae)
“Nostra Aetate” non-Christian religions
with the doctrinal commission, the dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum). ,“Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism”, “The Ecumenical Dimension in the Formation of Pastoral Workers”,
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Themes
2000 Blessed be God who has blessed us in Christ (Ephesians 1: 3-14)
2001 I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life (John 14: 1-6)
2002 For with you is the fountain of life (Psalm 36: 5-9)
2003 We have this treasure in clay jars (2 Corinthians 4: 4-18)
2004 My peace I give to you (John 14: 23-31; John 14: 27)
2005 Christ, the one foundation of the church (1 Corinthians 3 1-23)
2006 Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them (Mt 18: 18-20)