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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.”

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