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Pope Paul Says Ecumenical Council Must Act on Minority Religions

May 4, 1964
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Pope Paul VI asserted here this weekend that he will “not neglect any means” to have the Ecumenical Council adopt a decree committing the Catholic Church to the “defense of the natural rights of all non-Catholic religious minorities.”

The Pontiff made that statement in an apostolic letter to all bishops, in which he spoke of last winter’s visit to the Holy Land as an emotional experience which refreshed his concern for “all souls and all nations who also believe in one God.”

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