Presentation of the 'Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church'
Montecassino Abbey, 20 April 2006
Extra Series 8
Vatican City, 2006
I am glad to praise here today the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, after the presentation given by His Eminence Cardinal Martino. My main point is to say that this Compendium is a most valuable instrument for the work of our Academy, because it provides a complete, well organized and well argued account of the Social Doctrine of the Church, as it was at the date of its publication, and Cardinal Martino just explained to us what the new encyclical Deus Caritas Est is adding to it. This session at Montecassino Abbey should serve mainly to reflect on how we Academicians ought to make the best use of this instrument.