1. Dignitatis humanae (Latin: Of the Dignity of the Human Person) is the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on Religious Freedom. In the context of the council's stated intention "to develop the doctrine of recent popes on the inviolable rights of the human person and the constitutional order of society", Dignitatis humanae spells out the church's support for the protection of religious liberty. Dignitatis humanae The Second Vatican Council's Declaration on Religious Liberty.
Inasmuch as it identifies the dignity of the human person as the foundation for this principle. Political Pluralism and Religious Liberty: The Teaching of Dignitatis Humanae F. Russell Hittinger Introduction I begin with a simple observation that might seem to be a truism.