Ecumenical panel on “Ecumenism and Pandemic”

18 Jan 2022

On Thursday 20 January at 5.00 pm the Institute for Ecumenical Studies of the Angelicum held an ecumenical panel on the theme “Ecumenism in a Time of Pandemic” with the attendance of the students of the Bossey Ecumenical Institute.

After an introductory greeting by Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the PCPCU, presented the main outcomes of the working paper entitled “Ecumenism in a Time of Pandemic: From Crisis to Opportunity” prepared by the PCPCU on the basis of a survey amongst the episcopal conferences.

The various ecumenical, ecclesiological and social challenges of the current pandemic were addressed by the following speakers:

Revd Professor Raffaella Petrini, FSE, Angelicum
Revd Professor Thomas Michelet, OP, Angelicum
Reverend Professor Ioan Sauca, Acting General Secretary of the World Council of Churches
Bishop Jari Jolkkonen, Lutheran Church of Finland (online)
Professor em. Petros Vassiliadis, Aristotel University of Thessaloniki (online)
Archbishop Donald Bolen, Regina; Canada (online)
Bishop Rodolfo Valenzuela Nunez, La Vera Paz, Guatemala (online)

Presented at the Institute for Ecumenical Studies of the Angelicum as part of the "CRISIS" research program run by the Pontifical University Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome, the text is available in English (original text), French, and Spanish.

Watch the ecumenical panel.