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Topic: Second Vatican Council

Pope: ‘The Council Fathers neither could nor wished to create a new Church’

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

Dr Rowan Williams: joint prayer and contemplation are key to evangelising the world

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

Debate: Should we be celebrating the Second Vatican Council?

Or should we be urgently seeking to fix the damage it did to the Church?

Archbishop of Canterbury and Orthodox patriarch to join Vatican II celebration

Dr Rowan Williams and Patriarch Bartholomew to attend Mass marking 50th anniversary of council

As the Church prepares for the 50th anniversary of Vatican II, I ask: what did Pope John hope for?; also, ‘what unites Hans Küng and Daphne McLeod’?

The answer makes gloomy reading

The signs of decay in the Church were evident well before Vatican II

The Church was just not ready to face the changes the 1960s threw at it

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Vatican II did not downplay Eucharistic Adoration, says Pope

Benedict XVI celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in Rome

What makes us Catholics?

Prayer, love and forgiveness are not enough in themselves

Dissent will not renew the Church, Pope says at Chrism Mass

Benedict XVI criticises Austrian priests’ campaign to relax Church discipline