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Translations of Vatican II documents.

Rome -- Archbishop William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, stated recently that the present translations of the documents of the Second Vatican Council are "imprecise." He hopes that for the Council's 50th anniversary in 2015, "a careful official translation of the Council documents will be made in the main languages." To date, there is no official translation of Vatican II documents.

Archbishop Levada explained that the present translations of Dei Verbum, in particular, do not reflect the authentic meaning of what the conciliar fathers wished to transmit. He pointed out that Dei Verbum shows "the close relationship between Revelation, the Word of God, Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium" and clarified that "the Magisterium is not above the Word of God, but serves it faithfully" (Zenit, Oct. 11, 2005).
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Date:Dec 1, 2005
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