• Short Summary

    YET ANOTHER IMPORTANT AND FAR REACHING DECISION HAS COME FROM THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL IN ROME...?

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    YET ANOTHER IMPORTANT AND FAR REACHING DECISION HAS COME FROM THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL IN ROME... TODAY (FRIDAY) THE COUNCIL VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY BY 1,875 VOTES TO 188 THAT RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHRIST'S DEATH CANNOT BE ATTRIBUTED TO 'ALL JEWS, WITHOUT DISTINCTION, THEN ALIVE NOT TO THE JEWS OF TODAY'. THE COUNCIL THEN WENT ON TO GIVE OVERALL APPROVAL TO ITS DECLARATIONS ON THE JEWISH AND OTHER RELIGIONS. THE DOCUMENT NOW GOES TO POPE PAUL FOR PROMULGATION AND ISSUING TO THE WORLD.

    THE GREAT WORK OF THE HISTORIC COUNCIL WHICH BEGAN UNDER THE REIGN OF POPE JOHN IS GRADUALLY COMING TO AN END. EARLIER THIS MONTH IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE COUNCIL WOULD RECESS FOR A WEEK FROM NEXT SUNDAY (17TH OCTOBER) TO ALLOW THE WORKING COMMITTEES TO FINALISE DOCUMENTS STILL UNDER STUDY. DURING THE WEEK'S RECESS THE POPE IS EXPECTED TO CONSULT WITH NATIONAL BISHOPS' CONFERENCES, WHICH MIGHT WELL INCLUDE THE QUESTION OF MARRIAGE BETWEEN CATHOLICS AND NON-CATHOLICS, PROPOSALS FOR RELAXING REGULATIONS ON FASTING AND ABSTAINING FROM MEAT, AND POSSIBLY THE BIRTH CONTROL PROBLEM.

    ONCE THE DECREES HAVE BEEN FINALISED THEY WILL BE ANNOUNCED TO THE WHOLE WORLD AT A SPECIALLY ARRANGED PUBLIC CEREMONY.

    THE WHOLE COUNCIL DURING ITS FOUR SESSIONS HAS REALLY BEEN CONCERNED WITH QUESTIONS AFFECTING THE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE MODERN WORLD. WHEN THE COUNCIL -- THE FIRST FOR NEARLY 100-YEARS - WAS CALLED IN 1962, SOME 70 DOCUMENTS WERE DRAWN UP COVERING THE ENTIRE RANGE OF PROBLEMS. THIS PROVED TO BE UNWIELDILY AND AFTER THE DEATH OF POPE JOHN, THE NUMBER WAS REDUCED TO 17. DURING THE SECOND SESSION TWO OF THEM WERE PASSED. FOR THE THIRD SESSION STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 1964, THE NUMBER WAS AGAIN CUT - TO 13, OF WHICH THREE WERE APPROVED. TOP OF THE LIST FOR THIS FOURTH, AND MOST PROBABLY FINAL, SESSION WAS THE CONTROVERSIAL ONE ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. THIS FOURTH SESSION HAS ALSO BROUGHT A FINAL DECREE ON CHURCH GOVERNMENTAL REFORM WHICH ENHANCES THE STATUS OF THE NATIONAL BISHOPS' CONFERENCE AND CALLS FOR THE REORGANISATION OF THE ROMAN CURIA AND THE VATICAN DIPLOMATIC SERVICE - BODIES DOMINATED TILL NOW BY ITALIAN AND CONSERVATIVE PRELATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAHN1G3RKEY376C4KXUG2PP9WA
    Media URN:
    VLVAHN1G3RKEY376C4KXUG2PP9WA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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