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Other Documents and News Releases Released by Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

 

Midnight Mass, Urbi  et Orbi Blessing to Be Broadcast Worldwide From Vatican (01-217)
December 31, 2001
TV coverage of Midnight Mass from St. Peter's Basilica and the Christmas Day Urbi et Orbi (To the City and the World) blessing of Pope John Paul II will be provided for worldwide distribution by RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, in cooperation with the Vatican Television Center and coordinated by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. 
 
Bishops' Conference President Welcomes Israeli Decision on Nazareth Mosque (02-010)
January 9, 2002
Bishop Wilton D. Gregory of Belleville (IL), President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, today welcomed the decision of the Israeli government to find an alterative location for a proposed mosque in Nazareth. 
 
Bishop Cites Link Between Pope's  Planned Assisi  Meeting and Ecumenical, Interreligious Services in U.S. (02-015)
January 15, 2002
The Chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs said Pope John Paul II's January 24 meeting with leaders of the world's religions in Assisi will coincide with the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and with various ecumenical observances in this country related to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 
 
Ecumenical Partners Offer Encouragement for Bishops' Efforts (02-108)
June 7, 2002
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has gratefully received a public statement of support from fifteen ecumenical partners, American Christian denominations with episcopal church structures.
 
Bishops Welcome Nuclear Treaty, Urge Further Action on Nuclear Disarmament (02-100)
May 28, 2002
The signing of the nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia Friday is a welcome step but must be seen as "one of many steps that must be taken" toward a global ban on nuclear weapons.
 
Catholic Ecumenists and Their Ecumenical Partners Gather in Dialogue (02-098)
May 28, 2002
The National Workshop on Christian Unity and the National Association of Diocesan Ecumenical Officers met in Cleveland, Ohio May 20-23.

Interchurch Delegation from United States Visits Armenia (02-167)
August 29, 2002

An interchurch delegation from the United States was in Armenia from August 22 to 25, 2002.

Ecumenical and Interreligious Committee Responds To News Report (03-119)
June 11, 2003
At the request of the Chairman of the Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, the Department for Communications is issuing the following clarifying statement. 
 
Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Chairman Issues 'Reflection' on Recent Episcopal Church Decisions (03-166)
August 11, 2003
Bishop Stephen Blaire, Chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, said the recent decisions made at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States "have serious implications in the search for Christian unity and for the work of our bilateral Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue in the United States."
 
Dialogue, Cooperation Among Religions Contribute To Unity (04-176)
September 15, 2004
Collaboration among religious communities can contribute to the eradication of racism, xenophobia, and nationalism in civil society, a U.S. Cardinal told a conference of European and North American officials this week. 
 
USCCB President Addresses Israeli, Palestinian Presidents (05-010)
January 14, 2005
Bishop William S. Skylstad of Spokane, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, this week told the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Authority that leaders of the Catholic Church from around the world will continue to work for a just peace in the Holy Land. 
 
Chairman Of BCEIA Pays Tribute To The Life Of Sister Rose Thering (June 1, 2006)
 
Pope Benedict XVI to visit United States and United Nations  (November 12, 2007)
 
‘Choosing To Forgive’ An Interfaith Religion Special To Air Sunday, June 8, On The CBS Network  (June 8, 2008)

U.S. Bishops Offer Support to Mormons Targeted for Defending  Marriage, Backing California's Proposition Eight (November 25, 2008)


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