Department of Pastoral Services
585-328-3228, ext. 1337
Major Ecumenical and Interreligious Diocesan Agreements
Muslim Catholic Alliance: Muslim Catholic Agreement – May 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
Vatican Documents and Initiatives
- Unitatis Redintegratio: Decree on Ecumenism (Relating to other Christians) – November 21, 1964
- Nostra Aetate: Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions – October 28, 1965
- Ut Unum Sint: On commitment to Ecumenism – May 25, 1995
- Laudato Si: Encyclical Letter on Care for Our Common Home – May 24, 2015
- Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity
- Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue