Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ecumenical institutions and organizations--Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Continuing a series of posts calling attention to selected resources featured in Appendix 1, "Resources for Ecumenical Engagement," in Ecumenism Means You, Too: Ordinary Christians and the Quest for Christian Unity (Cascade Books, 2010):

Established in 1960 by Pope John XXIII, convener of the Second Vatican Council, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity is entrusted with the promotion within the Catholic Church of an authentic ecumenical spirit according to the conciliar decree Unitatis redintegratio and aims to develop dialogue and collaboration with the other churches and world communions. Since its creation, it has also established a cordial cooperation with the World Council of Churches, regularly names Catholic observers at various ecumenical gatherings, and invites observers or “fraternal delegates” of other churches or ecclesial communities to major events of the Catholic Church. The PCPCU publishes the journal Information Service four times a year, in English and French.

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1 comment:

  1. Much has been done in the 20th century to bring about reconciliation amongst Christians. WCC, Taize, Unitatis Redintegratio, Joint Declaration on Justification between the Lutheran World Federation and the RCC, etc. There is so much that Christians can learn from each other.