First session of new cycle of “Ut unum sint” Diploma

The first session of the new cycle of the 2021‒2022 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 Friday 22 October and Saturday 23 October 2021.

The session, dedicated to the ecumenical movement, included lessons on “The History of the Ecumenical Movement” (Professor Teresa Francesca Rossi, Angelicum), “Aim and Methodology of the Ecumenical Movement” (Professor James Puglisi, Centro Pro Unione), and “The Catholic Church in the Ecumenical Movement” (Professor Philippe Chenaux, Pontifical Lateran University).

The session also included a visit to Centro Uno of the Focolare Movement, where the group was welcomed by its directors, Sandra Ferreira Ribeiro and Enno Dijkema, as well as the lecture of Sister Nathalie Becquart within the context of the Tillard Chair.

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).