Ecumenical Relations

Evangelical-Catholic Relations

Evangelical-Catholic Relations

Evangelical Christians have an important presence in the Chicagoland area, and the Archdiocese of Chicago appreciates and enjoys all opportunities for communication and work with our Evangelical Christian brothers and sisters.

Beginning in 2013, the Archdiocese of Chicago and the ACT3 Network (link) began co-sponsoring a conversation on Christian unity among Catholics and Evangelical Christians. In 2015, 37 participants from several countries and continents met at University of Saint Mary at the Lake in Mundelein, IL. During this unique event, attendees participated in meaningful discussion on cultivating ecumenism through fraternity and action, with the objective of demonstrating a common mission on a global scale. 

In 2015, the event was met with such enthusiasm that even Pope Francis reached out to the Archdiocese of Chicago and our dialogue partners to applaud its efforts. Below you can find links related to this important event.

Watch to learn more about Catholic-Evangelical Conversation. Read more about Catholic-Evangelical Conversation


Evangelicals and Catholics meeting at Mundelein

A response from Pope Francis.

A press release from the Archdiocese of Chicago.