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Inter Mirifica

Inter Mirifica is the Second Vatican Council's Decree on the Media of Social Communications. It was approved by a vote of 1,960 to 164 of the bishops assembled, and promulgated on December 4, 1963 by Pope Paul VI. The title, taken from the first line of the document (as is customary with significant Catholic documents), is Latin for "Among the Wonderful." (The full text in English is available from the Holy See's website.)


The numbers given correspond to the section numbers within the text.

  1. Introduction (1-2)
  2. On the Teaching of the Church (3-12)
  3. On the Pastoral Activity of the Church (13-22)
  4. Appendices (23-24)
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