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View Resource The Holy See

The Vatican (Holy See) site (discussed in the January 12, 1996 Scout Report) has recently been considerably upgraded. It is divided into six sections (Holy Father, Roman Curia, News Services, Vatican Museums, Jubilee 2000, and Archive). Much of the site is informational, but it also contains a growing list of documents. Under Holy Father, documents from Popes John Paul I and II are available at...
View Resource Catholicism: Concord and Controversy

The Catholic Church has been in the news recently -- in ways that have brought both conciliation and continued controversy to the Church's profile. On Sunday, the Catholic Church and a confederation of Lutheran Churches representing 59 million of the world's 61.5 Lutherans signed an accord in Augsburg, Germany healing the nearly 500-year old rift between the two churches on the doctrine of...