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Roman Catechism
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[German Version]

(Catechismus Romanus). At the end of the Council of Trent in 1563, the fathers of the Council transferred to Pius IV work not yet concluded, including material for a catechism (II). The pope had the text revised. Pius V set up a new working group, and in 1566 published its results under the title Catechismus, ex decreto Concilii Tridentini, ad parochos. As early as 1567, the title was expanded by the addition of Romanus. In four sections (faith, sacraments, precepts, and prayer), those responsible for pastoral care were provided with guidelines for instruction and …

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Müller, Gerhard, “Roman Catechism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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