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Vatican II: A Research Guide: Debates & Speeches


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Vatican II: Council Debates & Speeches

Acta Synodalia Sacrosanctii Concilii Oecumenicii Vaticani II. Rome: Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, 1970-1996. Print. Call Number: BX830 1962 .A2 1970, Oversized Books, 1st floor Gumberg Library

This is the official record of the proceedings of the Second Vatican Council. The text, in Latin, of all speeches is included, plus the text of written documents submitted to the secretariats and commissions of the Council.


Council Speeches of Vatican II [Sessions 1 and 2]. Ed. Hans Kung, Yves Congar and Daniel O'Hanlon. Glenrock, NJ: Paulist, 1964. Print. Call Number: BX830 1962 .A3 K8, 3rd floor Gumberg Library.

   This book gives English translations of the speeches from sessions 1 and 2.


Third Session Council Speeches of Vatican II.Ed. William K. Leahy & Anthony Massimini. Glen Rock, NJ: Paulist, 1996. Call number: BX830 1962 .A3 L4, 3rd floor Gumberg Library.

This work contains English translations of speeches from the third session.

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