What are the approved Catholic translations of the Bible?

According to the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB), there are translations of Sacred Scripture that are approved for study and private prayer.
“The 1983 Code of Canon Law entrusts to the Apostolic See and the episcopal conferences the authority to approve translations of the Sacred Scriptures in the Latin Catholic Church (c. 825, §1).  Prior to 1983, Scriptural translations could be approved by the Apostolic See or by a local ordinary within a diocese.” Source: http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations
These translations include:

The translations listed above, and any other translation of Sacred Scripture that has:

  1. received approval by the Apostolic See or a local Bishop (prior to 1983),
  2. or the Apostolic See or an episcopal conference (following 1983)

may be used as well.

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