PDF Reflections on Interreligious Marriage

Reflections on Interreligious Marriage

A Joint Reflection of the PCID and the WCC

From the Introduction

“The increase in the marriages between Christians and people belonging to different religions raises a number of questions for the pastors of the different Churches. Recognizing this, the Office on Inter-Religious Relations (OIRR) of the World Council of Churches (Geneva) and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) (Vatican City) have produced this joint study document.

We are aware that there are religious communities and Churches which do not celebrate or accept interreligious marriages. This document, however, has sought to address a reality in the modern world which is faced by all.

The document is addressed primarily to pastors, providing them with matter for reflection on a difficult question. It may also be useful for other people concerned with marriage preparation courses or marriage counselling.”

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