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(1881—1963)

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aggiornamento

aggiornamento  

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(Ital., ‘renewal’). A word connected with the pontificate of John XXIII, denoting a fresh presentation of the faith, as well as a recognition of the natural rights of men and women and support for ...
Catholic Church

Catholic Church  

Is the denomination of Western Christianity in communion with the Pope that traces its faith in Jesus Christ to the community formed around the apostles. Since the European Reformation of ...
ecumenical Movement

ecumenical Movement  

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The movement in the Church towards the visible union of all believers in Christ. Aspirations for unity can be traced from NT times. The modern ecumenical movement may be dated from the Edinburgh ...
encyclical

encyclical  

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A papal letter sent to all bishops of the Roman Catholic Church. The word is recorded (as an adjective) from the mid 17th century, and comes via late Latin from Greek enkuklios ‘circular, general’.
Hans Küng

Hans Küng  

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(1928– )Swiss Roman Catholic theologian, whose doubts about current Vatican teaching led Pope John Paul II to ban him from teaching theology.Born near Lucerne, Küng was educated at the Gregorian ...
Mater et Magistra

Mater et Magistra  

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An encyclical issued by John XXIII on 15 May 1961 to mark the 70th anniversary of Rerum Novarum. It began to break the ties between the Roman Catholic Church and ...
Pacem in Terris

Pacem in Terris  

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An encyclical letter of Pope John XXIII, dated 11 Apr. 1963, on the achievement of peace through the establishment of justice. It argues that peace can be established in the ...
Paul VI

Paul VI  

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1897–1978)Pope (1963–78) who undertook the process of modernization of the Catholic Church initiated by the Second Vatican Council (1962–65).The son of a middle-class lawyer and editor from the ...
Taizé Community

Taizé Community  

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An ecumenical monastic community founded in 1940 by Roger Schutz-Marsauche (1915–2005). His aim was to open up ways of healing the divisions between Christians and through the reconciliation of ...
Vatican Council, Second

Vatican Council, Second  

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(1962–5), reckoned by RCs the 21st Oecumenical Council. The decision to hold a Council was apparently due entirely to John XXIII; it was intended to renew the life of the Church and to bring up to ...

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