Vatican releases massive compendium on inter-religious dialogue
Catholic World News - November 12, 2013
The Vatican has released a massive new volume on inter-religious dialogue, containing a collection of official documents from 1963 through 2013.
The 2,100-page book, Il Dialogo Interreligioso nell’Insegnamento Ufficiale della Chiesa Cattolica (“Interreligious Dialogue in the Official Teaching of the Catholic Church”), was introduced on November 12 at a press conference chaired by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue. The book begins with the Vatican II document Nosta Aetate and includes papal encyclicals, exhortations, and public addresses from each Pontiff from John XXIII to Benedict XVI.
Despite the length of the volume—which also includes several statements issued by the Roman Curia, bringing the total number of documents to over 900—Cardinal Tauran said that the book would offer “easy access to the method and theological foundations of interreligious dialogue as taught and practiced in the magisterium of the Catholic Church.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($30,554 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!