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Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, or CCC, is an official explanation of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. It was first published in French in 1992 by the authority of Pope John Paul II. The volume, which is a book of over 900 pages, has been translated into many other languages, including English. In 1997, a Latin text was made. The Latin text is now the official text of reference the contents of the first French text were amended at a few points.
The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church was published in 2005, and the first edition in English in 2006. It is a more concise and dialogic (written like a conversation) version of the CCC. The text is available in twelve languages on the Vatican website, which gives the text of the Catechism itself in eight languages.
- From the Copyright Information, pg. iv.
- "FIDEI DEPOSITUM". Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 1992-10-11. http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_19921011_fidei-depositum_en.html. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
- "LATIN EDITION OF CATECHISM PROMULGATED". L'Osservatore Romano. 1997-09-17. http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/JP2LAETM.HTM. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
- "MODIFICATIONS from the Edito Typica". Amministrazione Del Patrimonio Della Sede Apostolica. http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/updates.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-05.