The second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church has been revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997. It has also been enhanced by the addition of more than 100 pages that feature:
- An analytical index translated from the Latin text
- the decree of promulgation of the official Latin text.
The first new compendium of Catholic doctrine regarding faith and morals in more than 400 years, the second edition stands, in the words of Pope John Paul II, as "a sure norm for teaching the faith" and an "authentic reference text."