Fifth session of the 2020–2021 “Ut unum sint” Diploma

22 Feb 2021

The fifth session of the Ut unum sint Diploma, the course on ongoing formation in ecumenism organized by the Institute of Ecumenical Studies of the Angelicum together with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity took place on 19 and 20 February 2021.

The fifth session, dedicated to the Jewish–Christian dialogue included lessons on “Nostra aetate” (Professor Étienne Vetö, Gregorian), “The Current Dialogue” (Reverend Father Norbert Hofmann, SDB, Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews), and “The Church and the Jewish People” (Professor Pier Francesco Fumagalli, Ambrosian Library, Milan).

On Friday morning 19 February a visit took place at the Great Synagogue of Rome and the Jewish Museum of Rome. 

On the same day, Reverend Alessandra Trotta, Moderator of the Waldensian Table, delivered in live streaming the second lecture of the 2021 “Tillard Chair” cycle on “Synodality and Christian Unity: A Waldensian Perspective”.

The “Ut unum sint” Diploma is a course of ongoing formation in ecumenism inaugurated in 2019 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the encyclical Ut unum sint. The programme, which is offered both on–campus and online, comprises 16 units, undertaken on Friday–Saturday monthly, for two years. Each thematic unit consists of three lectures, an ecumenical visit and a conference with an ecumenical leader (Tillard Chair). The 2020–2021 group of students comprises about 20 students, many of whom are involved at the diocesan level as delegates for ecumenism.