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Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury (Mazur/

Bishop of Shrewsbury recalls 50th anniversary of opening of Vatican II

October 12 2012

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Challenge of Vatican II, he says, was to make ‘the truth and beauty of the faith shine out in our time’

At his weekly general audience Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the importance of the Council

Benedict XVI arrives at St Peter's Square for the Mass opening the Year of Faith (Photo: AP/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Benedict XVI opens Year of Faith

Pope inaugurated the Year of Faith this morning with 14 surviving Fathers of the Council
• Read full text of Benedict XVI’s homily
Video of the Pope’s homily
• Read full text of Patriarch Bartholomew’s address

Homily given at Mass marking 50th anniversary of Vatican II

Benedict XVI at the weekly general audience yesterday (Photo: CNS)

On eve of 50th anniversary Benedict XVI reflects on weak and strong points of Council documents

Orthodox leader ‘wholeheartedly congratulates’ Pope on 50th anniversary of Council

Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and the Archbishop of Canterbury (Photo: CNS)

Dr Williams tells Pope and synod that evangelisation is ‘overflow’ of disciple’s journey to Christ

St Francis Borgia Helping a Dying Impenitent by Francisco Goya

The Borgia who became a Jesuit in secret

St Francis Borgia (October 10), cousin of Emperor Charles V, became known as the Jesuits’ ‘second founder’