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Vatican spokesman: Catechism a work of ‘truly remarkable courage’

Catholic World News - October 24, 2011

Devoting his weekly commentary to the upcoming Year of Faith, the director of the Holy See Press Office emphasized the Pope’s role in guiding the application of the Second Vatican Council.

“The Pope closely links the Year of faith to the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II,” said Father Federico Lombardi. “The Council continues to be the object of discussion and sometimes divisive debate. It is fitting, then, that the study of its rich legacy and its translation into practice by the whole People of God, should continue to be guided by the Pope: by Popes the Council was called, and Popes have guided the Church in the realization of the conciliar and postconciliar reforms.”

“Pope Benedict XVI also recalls the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: a work of truly remarkable courage, decisively willed by John Paul II in faithfulness to the will of the Council fathers, to express the faith of the Church in the most complete, organized and clearest way possible for today’s and tomorrow’s world,” the Vatican spokesman added.

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