• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL TODAY (THURSDAY) ISSUED TWO MAJOR VATICAN COUNCIL DECREES WHICH PUT MORE STRESS ON THE BIBLE AND ON ORDINARY PEOPLE IN THE LIFE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

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    POPE PAUL TODAY (THURSDAY) ISSUED TWO MAJOR VATICAN COUNCIL DECREES WHICH PUT MORE STRESS ON THE BIBLE AND ON ORDINARY PEOPLE IN THE LIFE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. THE POPE PROMULGATED THE DECREES AFTER CELEBRATING MASS IN ST. PETER'S BASILICA WITH THE THEOLOGIANS AND OTHER PRIESTS ACTING AS ADVISERS TO THE VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL.

    THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THE TWO DECREES IS ENTITLED "DIVINE REVELATIONS", AND SAYS THE BIBLE MUST BECOME A NEW STIMULOUS FOR ROMAN CATHOLICS. THE DOCUMENT, BORN OF OFTEN-BITTER DEBATES OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, AIMS AT INCREASING POINTS OF CONTACT WITH THE PROTESTANTS AND OTHER CHRISTIANS. THE OTHER DECREE IS MEANT TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE CLERGY IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORDINARY WORSHIPPERS WHO MAKE UP THE MOST OF ITS 500,000 FOLLOWERS.

    THE "DIVINE REVELATIONS" DECREE ENCOURAGES THE BIBLE TRANSLATIONS WHICH ARE BEING INCREASINGLY UNDERTAKEN BY ROMAN CATHOLIC WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS. IT SAYS: "SHOULD THE OPPORTUNITY ARISE AND THE CHURCH AUTHORITIES APPROVE, IF THESE TRANSLATIONS ARE PRODUCED IN CO-OPERATION WITH THE SEPARATED BRETHERAN AS WELL, ALL CHRISTIANS WILL BE ABLE TO USE THEM."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5OMPDVBJLYUREEKO45DQYIFYO
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OMPDVBJLYUREEKO45DQYIFYO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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