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Vatican II Opening Ceremony 1962

Cardinal Danielou ‘saw clearly that a humanism divorced from faith in Jesus Christ ends in ruin and despair’

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

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

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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