Prospettive ecumeniche nella Sacrosanctum Concilium


  • Pietro Ventura



Sacrosanctum Concilium, Ecumenism


The present contribution provides some reflections on the path marked out by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council towards the visible unity of the Church of Christ, starting from the main outlines indicated in the very first document that was promulgated: Sacrosanctum Concilium. The intimate connection between Liturgy and Ecumenism is evident from the very beginning of this document: “to foster whatever can promote union among all who believe in Christ; to strengthen whatever can help to call all mankind into the Church’s fold. Accordingly, it [the Council] sees particularly cogent reasons for undertaking the reform and promotion of the liturgy” (SC 1). For this reason, the article sets out the principles outlined in the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy that could favor this reform and argues that it is necessary to maintain a lively dialogue with those principles, so that the Liturgy can manifest itself as a place of encounter, culmen et fons (SC 10), for all Christian Churches.


Pietro Ventura

Pietro Ventura is an Italian presbyter of the Archdiocese of Sassari. In 2021 he obtained a Licentiate in Sacred Theology with specialization in Ecumenical Studies at the San Bernardino Institute in Venice. In 2022 he obtained a Licentiate in Sacred Theology with a specialization in Liturgical-Pastoral Studies at the Institute of Pastoral Liturgy in Padua, where he is currently pursuing a PhD.




Ventura, P. (2022). Prospettive ecumeniche nella Sacrosanctum Concilium. Ex Fonte – Journal of Ecumenical Studies in Liturgy, 1, 239–281.