Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs
A Short History
Lord Jesus, on the night before you died for us,
you prayed that all your disciples may be perfectly one,
as you are in your Father and your Father is in you.
Make us painfully aware of our lack of faith in not being united.
Give us the faithfulness to acknowledge,
and the courage to reject, our hidden indifference, distrust and even enmity towards one another.
Grant that we all may meet one another in you,
so that from our souls and our lips there may ever arise
your prayer for the unity of Christians
as you will it and by the means that you desire.
In you, who are perfect Love,
grant us to find the way that leads to unity,
in obedience to your love and your truth.
From The Bishop and Christian Unity: An Ecumenical Vademecum, Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, 2020
Rev. James Korda, Rev. Jeffrey Mickler and Rev. George Balasko discuss the Vatican II document on non-Christian religions
Very Rev. Msgr. Robert Siffrin
Diocesan Director for the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
Ecumenical and Interreligious Activity Survey
In order to support ecumenical and interreligious activity in the Diocese of Youngstown, Catholic parishes, schools and ministries are encouraged to complete this survey on ecumenical and interreligious activity. Please return your completed survey to Msgr. Robert Siffrin at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, 144 W. Wood St., Youngstown, OH 44503.Download Survey
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