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Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church

YOUCAT is the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adolescents and young people. The most important elements of the faith are summarized briefly and comprehensibly in a question-and-answer format. The YOUCAT was approved by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome and officially published by the Austrian Bishops' Conference. With more than 5 million copies sold, it is one of the best-selling Catholic books in the world.

  • Flexcover 304 pages
  • Authors Austrian Bishops' Conference (ed.)
  • Edition 12th updated edition (July 1, 2015)
  • ISBN 978-3-945148-15-0
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Summary of the Catholic doctrine

  • Based on the contents of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)
  • Focus on the most important contents
  • Simple and understandable language

Attractive presentation

  • Numerous inspiring illustrations and photos
  • Quotes from the Bible, from saints and celebrities
  • Background information and links for further study

Tested and officially approved

  • Foreword and recommendation by Pope em. Benedict XVI
  • Texts with young people and young adults were tested and optimized in a practical text lasting several years
  • Inspection and approval by German-speaking bishops and Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome

Pope Benedict XVI Foreword

Papst Benedict
Dear young friends!

So I invite you: Study this Catechism! That is my heartfelt desire. This Catechism was not written to please you. It will not make life easy for you, because it demands of you a new life. It places before you the Gospel message as the “pearl of great value” (Mt 13:46) for which you must give everything. So I beg you: Study this Catechism with passion and perseverance. Make a sacrifice of your time for it! Study it in the quiet of your room; read it with a friend; form study groups and networks; share with each other on the Internet. By all means continue to talk with each other about your faith.

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