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JESUITICA: Early ecumenism

edinburgh_01.jpgIn 1687 a multi-denominational Jesuit school in Edinburgh described its ethos: “There shall be all freedom for everyone to practise what Religion he shall please. None shall upbraid or reproach anyone on account of Religion; and when any exercise of Religion shall be practised, as hearing Mass, catechising, or preaching, or any other, it shall be lawful for any Protestant without any molestation or trouble to absent himself from such public exercise if he please.”