Standard CCC Version?

Hi, I would like a hard copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for Christmas. I see there are different versions and different publishers etc.

I just want the gold standard Catechism. Can anyone provide me a link/picture as to what that is?
I am in the UK if that makes a difference to where it can be purchased.

I have used the search feature but can’t get the simple straightforward answer. Thanks.

The text is the same in all editions, with two possible exceptions: the index at the back may be longer in some editions and shorter in others, and paragraph 2267 on the death penalty may or may not have been updated. Apart from that, the only differences would be in the paper, printing, and binding.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, English Updated Edition Paperback – 25 Feb. 2020
Includes the 2018 revision of no. 2267 promulgated by Pope Francis

Libreria Editrice Vaticana

Different English Edition Catechisms:

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition (2000) and later update
  • Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2005)
  • United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (2006)
  • YOUCAT Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church (2011)
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