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AGGIORNAMENTO

Updating. The term entered common Catholic usage under Pope John XXIII and it has two quite distinct meanings. It means internal spiritual renewal, and external adaptation of the Church's laws and institutions to the times.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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