Vatican Abolishes Office Charged With Censoring Books

Vatican Abolishes Office Charged With Censoring Books

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The Vatican office in charge of censoring books is abolished as part of a reorganization of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. This is part of a reorganization ordered by Pope Paul IV the year before, but the change becomes official today when the Curia office known as the Section for the Censure of Books is omitted from the 1966 pontifical yearbook.

In addition, the title of "Supreme Congregation of the Holy Office" - once known as the Inquisition - is officially changed to "Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith". This puts the office on the same level as other Curia offices

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