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The Vatican has published the Code of Canon Law and the 1993 Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms of Ecumenism.  These have universal effect, applicable everywhere.

The statements of various dioceses throughout the world, on the other hand, have effect strictly within their own jurisdictions.  

The growing body of such guidelines and directories are placed here as a service to the wider Church, not as an indicator of what people of other dioceses can expect in their own diocese, but to show what is happening elsewhere, and what could and might be considered by any local bishop in drawing up guidelines for his own diocese.

If your diocese has produced such a set of guidelines, sometimes known as a Directory, I would appreciate if you could let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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