Vatican, Jun. 15 (CWNews.com) - Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) will unveil the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on June 28, during a liturgical ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica.Hopefully, with translations following the guidelines of Liturgiam Authenticam. Nonetheless, this is great news! Perhaps this will help those who may feel intimidated by the size of the Catechism? With God's grace, we may have the Compendium in English is less than 3-5 years?
The Compendium, which was prepared by a special Vatican commission, is the product of a lengthy editorial process. Pope John Paul II had formed the editorial commission in 2003, in response to a request made at the International Catechetical Congress the previous year. The commission was chaired by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, in his capacity as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
The Compendium, which offers a concise presentation of the teachings found in the Catechism, will be available to the public in its Italian-language form on June 29, the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. The world's episcopal conferences will be responsible for preparing translations.