COVID-19 Resources

Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Releases New Document on the Pandemic

On January 20, 2022, The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity releases "Ecumenism in a Time of Pandemic: From Crisis to Opportunity", exploring the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for ecumenical relations.

Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Releases Joint Document with the World Council of Churches Reflecting on the Pandemic

On August 27, 2020, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue released a joint document with the World Council of Churches entitled "Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: A Christian Call to Reflection and Action During COVID-19 and Beyond." The document encourages "churches and Christian organisations to reflect on the importance of interreligious solidarity in a world wounded by the Covid-19 pandemic."

Pope Francis Supports May 14 as Day of Prayer, Fasting, and Works of Charity for All

Following the recitation of the Regina Caeli on May 3, 2020, Pope Francis indicated his support of the Higher Committee on Fraternity's proposal to make May 14 a day of prayer, fasting, and works of charity "to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus pandemic." All people of faith were invited to participate.

Catholic-United Methodist Dialogue Special Release

The Catholic-United Methodist dialogue has produced a document of Shared Prayers and Resources which is in the process of publication. However, given the current global health crisis, the dialogue discerned that it would be appropriate to release its  Ecumenical Stations of the Cross immediately for public use. Special thanks for all in the dialogue for making it available.

Pope Francis Asks All Christians to Pray Together for End of the Pandemic

After the Angelus prayer on Sunday, March 22, 2020, the Holy Father invited all Heads of Churches and leaders of Christian communities, together with all Christians, to simultaneously say the Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father, on Wednesday, March 25. Ideally, this will take place at 12 noon Rome time, but can also take place at 12 noon local time or any convenient time that day.

Join Pope Francis and Christians everywhere!

Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton and Chair of BCEIA, sent an invitation to all ecumenical partners  of the BCEIA to participate.

For more resources from the USCCB on the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here.