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Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs

The Bishop of Manchester is responsible for the promotion of Gospel values for all persons in New Hampshire. This pastoral commitment includes a commitment to ecumenism (relationships among Christians) and interreligious affairs (relationships with religious traditions other than Christian). The bishop seeks to promote

  • Christian unity by fostering the exchange of information, common prayer, and appropriate ministries between the Diocese of Manchester and other Christian churches and ecclesial communities.
  • Interfaith relationships between the Diocese of Manchester and the Jewish community—our elder brothers and sisters in faith.
  • Interreligious dialogue with believers of other faith traditions as well.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017

The 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) will take place from January 18-25 under the banner of the theme:  "Reconciliation - The Love of Christ Compels Us.'"  (2 Corinthians 5:14-20).

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has a history of over 100 years, in which Christians around the world have taken part in an octave of prayer for visible Christian unity. By annually observing the WPCU, Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper "that they all may be one."  (cf. John 17:21)

For more information, including bulletin announcements and resources for prayer and worship go to:

For more information, please contact:
Mary Ellen Mahon
New Hampshire Council of Churches Board of Directors
Diocese of Manchester Representative
(603) 663-0159

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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