Pius XI 1922-1939

Meetings to Procure the Unity of All Christians*


[From the Decree of the Holy Office, July 8, 1927]


2199 Whether it is permitted Catholics to be present at, or to take part in conventions, gatherings, meetings, or societies of non-Catholics which aim to associate together under a single agreement all who in any way lay claim to the name of Christian?


Reply: In the negative, and there must be complete adherence to the decree ( De participatione catholicorum societati,”ad procurandam christianitatis unitatem”) on the participation of Catholics in a society “to procure the unity of Christianity.” *


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