Vatican Council II:

Vatican Council II (1962-1965) was the twenty-first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church; it opened under the pontificate of Pope John XXIII and closed under Pope Paul VI. It addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the modern world and resulted in four constitutions (e.g., Gaudium et Spes), nine decrees, and 3 declarations (e.g., Nostra Aetate).

Vatican II


Nostra Aetate

Nostra Aetate (Latin for 'In Our Time' or 'In Our Age'), Vatican Council II's Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions, is a statement on interreligious dialogue promulgated on October 28, 1965, by Pope Paul VI; thus, the 50th anniversary is celebrated in 2015.

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Gaudium Et Spes

Gaudium et Spes ("Joy and Hope") a pastoral constitution that speaks about the Catholic Church in contemporary culture especially on issues of poverty, social justice, culture, science and ecumenism.

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