Gravissimum educationis

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Second Vatican Ecumenical Council
Concilium Oecumenicum Vaticanum Secundum  (Latin)
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Date11 October 1962 (11 October 1962) – 8 December 1965 (8 December 1965)
Accepted byCatholic Church
Previous council
First Vatican Council
Convoked byPope John XXIII
PresidentPope John XXIII
Pope Paul VI
Attendanceup to 2,625[1]
TopicsThe Church in itself, its sole salvific role as the one, true and complete Christian faith, also in relation to ecumenism among other religions, in relation to the modern world, renewal of consecrated life, liturgical disciplines, etc.
Documents and statements
Four Constitutions:

Three Declarations:

  • Gravissimum educationis (Declaration on Christian Education)
  • Nostra aetate (Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions)
  • Dignitatis humanae (Declaration on Religious Freedom)

Nine Decrees:

Chronological list of ecumenical councils

Gravissimum educationis is the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on Christian Education. It was promulgated on 28 October 1965 by Pope Paul VI, following approval by the assembled bishops by a vote of 2,290 to 35.

Description[edit]

The document is generally referred to, not by its English-language title, "Declaration on Christian Education", but by the opening words of its original Latin text, which mean "extremely important education".[2]

The document quotes at length from Divini illius Magistri (That divine teacher, 1929) by Pope Pius XI.[3]

Contents[edit]

  1. Introduction
  2. The Meaning of the Universal Right to an Education
  3. Christian Education
  4. The Authors of Education
  5. Various Aids to Christian Education
  6. The Importance of Schools
  7. The Duties and Rights of Parents
  8. Moral and Religious Education in All Schools
  9. Catholic Schools
  10. Different Types of Catholic Schools
  11. Catholic Colleges and Universities
  12. Faculties of Sacred Sciences
  13. Coordination to be Fostered in Scholastic Matters
  14. Conclusion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheney, David M. "Second Vatican Council". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  2. ^ original Latin text
  3. ^ Divini illius magistri

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