Vatican Council II

Vatican Council II was the twenty-first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church. It opened on October 11, 1962 under the pontificate of Pope John XXIII and closed on December 8, 1965 under Pope Paul VI. The Council addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the modern world and resulted in four constitutions (e.g., Gaudium et Spes), nine decrees, and three 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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