Translating Vatican II
In recent years the heat has been on defects in biblical and liturgical translations. Versions of the sixteen documents of the Second Vatican Council (1962–65) have escaped a scrutiny that is long overdue.
Before he leaves this earth for eternal life with God, Pope Francis aims to re-establish (or establish?) the central place of the Council in the life of the Church for the twenty-first century. That involves our having confidence in the available translations of the Vatican II documents. By and large, our confidence is justified, but not always so.