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Unitatis Redintegratio

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Unitatis Redintegratio is the Second Vatican Council's Decree on Ecumenism. It was passed by a vote of 2,137 to 11 of the bishops assembled and was promulgated by Pope Paul VI on November 21, 1964. The title in Latin means "Restoration of Unity," and is from the first line of the decree, as is customary with major Catholic documents. (The full text in English is available from the Holy See's website (http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decree_19641121_unitatis-redintegratio_en.html).)

Contents

The numbers given correspond to the section numbers within the text.

  1. Introduction (1)
  2. Catholic Principles on Ecumenism (2-4)
  3. The Practice of Ecumenism (5-12)
  4. Churches and Ecclesial Communities Separated from the Roman Apostolic See (13-24)
    1. The Special Consideration of the Eastern Churches (14-18)
    2. Separated Churches and Ecclesial Communities in the West (19-24)de:Unitatis redintegratio

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