Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

1-800-388-7177 (toll-free)

Michael Sauter
Diocesan Director
Department of Pastoral Services
585-328-3228, ext. 1337
[email protected]


Major Ecumenical and Interreligious Diocesan Agreements

Muslim Catholic Alliance: Muslim Catholic AgreementMay 5, 2003
Solemn Document of Agreement between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester and the Muslim Council of Masjid of Rochester, signed in Rochester, NY.

The Rochester Agreement: Jewish Catholic Agreement - May 8, 1996
Agreement between the Rochester Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Community Federation of Rochester, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, signed in Rochester, NY.

The Covenant: Episcopal Catholic Agreement - Feast of Pentecost, May 22, 1988
Agreement between Bishop Matthew H. Clark, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester and Bishop William G. Burrill, Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, signed in Rochester, NY.


  • Build relationships with key ecumenical and interfaith leaders and groups
  • Co-sponsor programs with interfaith leaders that promote greater understanding among people of all faiths
  • Bring awareness of interfaith teaching and work to the Catholic community

Recommended Resources

Vatican Documents and Initiatives

USCCB Resources