Ecumenical Vademecum online

4 Dec 2020

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The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity is pleased to announce that its new document “The Bishop and Christian Unity: An Ecumenical Vademecum”, published with the blessing of Pope Francis, is now online in various languages [Español] [Français] [Italiano] [Português].

The text offers useful recommendations for promoting the involvement of dioceses in the ecumenical movement under the guidance of their pastors and inspired by the Catholic principles of ecumenism.

As stated by Cardinal Kurt Koch in his Preface, the Vademecum “is offered as an aid to diocesan and eparchial bishops to help them better understand and fulfil their ecumenical responsibility”: a fundamental aspect of their episcopal ministry.