In October 2021 a new cycle of the "Ut unum sint" Diploma will begin, an ongoing formation programme in ecumenism offered by the Angelicum Institute for Ecumenical Studies in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
The course is divided into thematic modules of a high academic standard, and taught in Italian one Friday-Saturday a month, for the duration of two years. Each module includes lessons offered by professors and experts belonging to different churches, lectures given by leading figures of the ecumenical movement (the “Tillard Chair”), and ecumenical visits within Rome. At the end of the course, the “Ut Unum Sint” Diploma in ecumenical studies is awarded with the relative ECTS credits.
The 2021-2022 programme will include modules on: the history of divisions; the growth of the ecumenical movement; the Catholic principles of ecumenism; spiritual ecumenism; the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Churches; the Anglican and Methodist traditions; as well as other communities born from the Reformation.
Aimed in particular at diocesan officers for ecumenism and all those who wish to update their knowledge in the ecumenical field, the “Ut Unum Sint” course was launched in 2019 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the eponymous encyclical of St. John Paul II, a renowned alumnus of the Angelicum.
The Angelicum Institute for Ecumenical Studies also offers, through the Ecumenical Section (founded in 1983) of the Faculty of Theology, an academic programme for the Licentiate and Doctorate cycles in theology with a specialization in ecumenism.