Promoting Christian unity and respect for all faiths
Welcome to the Commission for Ecumenism & Interfaith Dialogue for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta. The Commission is responsible for highlighting the importance of the Church’s commitment to Ecumenism & Interfaith Relations, liaising between members of the other churches and other religions and encouraging parishes and Diocesan Councils to initiate grass roots activities and prayer services where appropriate.
“The primary purpose of the fellowship of churches in the World Council of Churches is to call one another to visible unity in one faith and in one eucharistic fellowship, expressed in worship and common life in Christ, through witness and service to the world, and to advance towards that unity in order that the world may believe.”
Constitution of the World Council of Churches, Section III, (1998)
“Today the church is continually called upon to enable its members to relate to persons of other faith traditions and to live as witnesses with others.”
World Council of Churches, Ecumenical Considerations for Dialogue and Relations with People of Other Religions. (2002)
Commission for Ecumenism and Interfaith Dialogue
PO Box 3066 North Parramatta NSW 1750
Ph: 02 9683 6277 Fx: 02 9630 4813
The announcement that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina has been elected the 266th pope for the Roman Catholic Church has been welcomed by the National Council of Churches in Australia.
Vatican Information Service: 28 February - This afternoon, shortly after 5pm, Benedict XVI left the Vatican for the last time as Supreme Pontiff.
The National Council of Churches in Australia has written to the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity assuring that it will uphold the Roman Catholic Church in prayer following the news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.