Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

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The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these [non-Christian] religions…The Church, therefore, exhorts her children, that through dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions, carried out with prudence and love and in witness to the Christian faith and life, they recognize, preserve and promote the good things, spiritual and moral, as well as the socio-cultural values found among these people.

—Declaration of the Second Vatican Council on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Relgions
Nostra Aetate


Serves the Archbishop and offices of the Archdiocese as a resource in ecumenical and interreligious matters. This office represents the Archdiocese to the various Christian and non-Christian communities in the greater Los Angeles area and coordinates official dialogue.


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