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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

Bishops gathered in St Peter's for the Second Vatican Council (Photo: CNS)

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

Dr Williams and Patriarch Bartholomew (Photo: CNS)

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

Pope John XXIII signs the bull convoking the Second Vatican Council (Photo: CNS)
The opening of the Second Vatican Council in October 1962 (AP)

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

Former Fox News correspondent Greg Burke (Photo: Chris Warde-Jones)

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Benedict XVI celebrating Mass outside the Basilica of St John Lateran (AP)

Benedict XVI celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in Rome

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Prayer, love and forgiveness are not enough in themselves

Benedict XVI celebrates the chrism Mass this morning (CNS)

Benedict XVI criticises Austrian priests’ campaign to relax Church discipline

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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