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- noun a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)
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But you absolutely cannot accuse him of being unorthodox and merely wanting oecumenism for show.
And they have not compromised doctrine, but rather ensured that it is legitimate to ask tough questions about oecumenism and the like within the 'mainstream' - even if they do not go so far as to issue scathing critiques of the Supreme Pontiff every few weeks, which is not becoming of a Catholic ask Girolamo Savonarola.