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Vademecum from the PCPCU – Practical recommendations for Christian Unity

Vademecum from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

The Tablet reports that working for Christian unity can no longer be seen as “optional” by bishops and Catholics should avoid polemics when it comes to ecumenical dialogue, according to a new document released by the Vatican.

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity has released a guidebook, known as a “vademecum”, offering practical recommendations for bishops on how to promote unity between Christians.

Click here for the links to page on the PCPCU website and also for the full document:

http://www.christianunity.va/content/unitacristiani/en/news/2020/2020-12-04-vademecum-online.html

http://www.christianunity.va/content/dam/unitacristiani/Documentazione%20generale/2020Vademecum/Vademecum-EN.pdf

“The bishop’s ecumenical engagement is not an optional dimension of his ministry but a duty and obligation,” it states. “Concern for unity must inform every part of his ministry: in his teaching of the faith, in his sacramental ministry, and through the decisions of his pastoral care, he is called to build and strengthen that unity for which Jesus prayed at the Last Supper.”