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Topic: Nostra aetate

Pope: ‘The Council Fathers neither could nor wished to create a new Church’

On eve of 50th anniversary Benedict XVI reflects on weak and strong points of Council documents

What does the Church teach about dialogue with Islam?

The documents of Vatican II did address Islam in passing, though they seem a little optimistic now

If you want to explain why the pope respects the religious instincts of non-Catholics, read Pio Nono

Nostra Aetate is enough by itself; but if you are anti-Vatican II, have a look at Quanto conficiamur moerore

Despite earlier misgivings, Pope invites religious leaders to Assisi

Event will mark 25th anniversary of historic meeting led by John Paul II

It’s hardly anti-Semitic to say that Palestinians have been treated unjustly

Middle East bishops had a right to speak up for Palestinians at the Synod

Nostra aetate: a break with tradition?

Author Moyra Doorly and theologian Fr Aidan Nichols discuss whether the Second Vatican Council’s view of other religions was too rosy