Ecumenism: Bonds of Friendship

Nine months ago the Roman Catholic hierarchy in the U.S. set up an Ecumenical Affairs Commission to carry on a dialogue with other churches. It is rapidly becoming the busiest Catholic agency in the country. Last week eleven members of the commission, headed by Bishop Ernest Unterkoefler of Charleston, S.C., met with a delegation from the United Presbyterian Church for a day-long dialogue. Within the past two months, similar meetings have been held with Episcopal and Lutheran representatives, and the commission plans to meet in the future with the National Council of Churches, the Greek Orthodox hierarchy and several...

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