Catholic Bishops’ Conference
of the Philippines
with expanded Subject Index
Word & Life Publications
from the beginning of the Christianization
of the Philippines to the end of the 20th Century:
Four Centuries of Catechesis in our Country.
One uninterrupted effort to remain faithful
to the Church.
One continuous endeavor
to make the Catholic Faith relevant
to the culture and the lives
of our Filipino People.
Vatican City, 6 March 1997
Prot. N. 97000707
The Episcopal Conference of the Philippines, at the appropriate time, sent to this Dicastery the Catechism for Filipino Catholics developed by the same Episcopal Conference, requesting the approval of the Holy See.
The Congregation for the Clergy, after having examined the text and obtained on the first day of March, 1997 the positive opinion (Prot. N. 64/94-03884) rendered by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, does hereby grant the requested approbation, according to the requirements of canon 775 § 2.
This Dicastery wishes to congratulate the Bishops of the Philippines for providing an instrument that is truly suitable for transmitting the faith among Catholic Filipinos and hopes that the Catechism will have the widest possible circulation.
I take this opportunity to express to Your Excellency and to the entire Episcopal Conference my sentiments of esteem and with every best wish, I remain,
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend OSCAR V. CRUZ, D.D.
President of the CBCP
470 General Luna Street
Intramuros, Manila 1002
P.O. Box 3601 Manila, 1099
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