The seventh 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 16 and 17 April 2021.
This session, dedicated to “Ecumenism in Italy”, included lessons on “History of Ecumenism in Italy (Professor Riccardo Burigana, Study Centre for Ecumenism in Italy) and “The Current Ecumenical Situation in Italy” (Reverend Giuliano Savina, Director of the National Office for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue, Italian Episcopal Conference).
An exchange on forms of witness and on ecumenism in the dioceses was held on Saturday morning, commencing with that of diocesan delegates attending the course (Eparchy of Lungro of the Italo–Albanians, Dioceses of Milan, Civitavecchia–Tarquinia, Anagni–Alatri, Pavia, Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola, Chiavari).
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.