Unity of all christians

Efforts have been made to heal the rifts between divided Christians since the time of the splits, but these efforts have intensified in the 20th century. The efforts promoting this movement have been given the name ecumenical (meaning "worldwide" or "all the inhabited world"). The Catholic Church has become very active in the ecumenical movement since the time of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65). At this worldwide council Catholic Church leaders passed a Decree on Ecumenism that pledged the church to work for the unity of all Christianity and encouraged Catholics to take part in this ecumenical effort. The decree also permitted Catholics to join non-Catholics in common prayer, with the permission of the local bishops.

Pope Benedict XVI holds a mass with cardinals and some 57,000 people at Yankee Stadium in New York in April 2008.

Pope Benedict XVI holds a mass with cardinals and some 57,000 people at Yankee Stadium in New York in April 2008.

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