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César Izquierdo, Associate Dean of the School of Theology
Extension of the ecclesiological teaching of 'Lumen Gentium'.
The great ecclesiological teaching of Vatican II contained in the Constitution 'Lumen Gentium' is prolonged in various ways in the decrees, which take up the fundamental current of doctrine and apply it to the concrete circumstances of being, living and mission statement of the Church. The decrees 'Christus Dominus' (CD) on the pastoral ministry of bishops, and 'Orientalium Ecclesiarum' (OE), on the Eastern Catholic Churches, represent an example.
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