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Monday, February 21, 2011

0161: Discorso di Giovanni Paolo II
al Pontificio Ateneo Angelicum

English Translation



Entry 0161: Discorso di Giovanni Paolo II al Pontificio Ateneo Angelicum - English Translation



The reader will find the full text of the English translation of the Discorso di Giovanni Paolo II al Pontificio Ateneo Angelicum in this blog in Entry 0082.


The Discorso di Giovanni Paolo II al Pontificio Ateneo Angelicum is also kown as (a) “Perennial Philosophy of Saint Thomas for the Youth of Our Times” and (b) The Angelicum Address.

The address was delivered on 17 November 1979 at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

In this address, Pope John Paul II remarks that the transcendental value of the actus essendi “paves the most direct way to rise to the knowledge of subsisting Being and pure Act, namely to God.”

English translations of the address appeared in the following publications:

1. Angelicum, vol. 57, fasc. 2, 1980, pp. 133-146.

2. L’Osservatore Romano, English Weekly Edition, 17 December 1979, pp. 6-8.