Vatican Resources with Brief Summaries
Ut Unum Sint - Encyclical on Commitment to Ecumenism - An encyclical that was issued by Pope John Paul II that reaffirmed the Church's ecumenical efforts and outlines relations with both Orthodox and other ecclesial communities.
The Pope repeats that ecumenism is a journey and praises the vitality of the young Churches - After his homily at an Anglican Church in Rome, Pope Francis answered questions posed to him by members of the congregation.
ECCLESIAM SUAM (1964) PAUL VI
GAUDIUM ET SPES (1965) VATICAN II
Guidelines and Suggestions for implementing the Conciliar Declaration “Nostra Aetate” - Talks of the fundamental condition that “Christians must strive to acquire a better knowledge of the basic components of the religious tradition of Judaism.”
EVANGELII NUNTIANDI (ROME, 1975) PAUL VI
THE ATTITUDE OF THE CHURCH TOWARD FOLLOWERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS: REFLECTIONS AND ORIENTATIONS ON DIALOGUE AND MISSION (PENTECOST 1984) PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
- The Attitude of the Church Toward followers of other Religions: Reflections and Orientations on Dialogue and Mission - A dialogue is part of the Church’s mission and addresses questions about dialogue that arose
NOTES ON THE CORRECT WAY TO PRESENT JEWS AND JUDAISM IN PREACHING AND CATECHESIS IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (1985) VATICAN COMMISSION FOR RELIGIOUS RELATIONS WITH THE JEWS
REDEMPTORIS MISSIO (ROME, 1990) JOHN PAUL II
DIALOGUE AND PROCLAMATION (ROME, 1991) PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE AND CONGREGATION FOR THE EVANGELIZATION OF PEOPLES
DOMINUS IESUS (2000) CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH