Monthly Archives: December 2013

Text of Pope Paul VI’s Address Closing Council’s Second Session

Following is the council press office translation of the Latin address delivered Dec. 4 by Pope Paul VI at the closing meeting of the second session of the ecumenical council.  We have now reached the end of the second session … Continue reading

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As Second Session Ends, Documents on Liturgy, Communications Promulgated; Pope to Visit Holy Land

Closing General Congregation December 4, 1963 The second session of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council came to an end with: —An announcement by Pope Paul VI that he will go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in January. —A … Continue reading

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Text of Italian Layman Vittorino Veronese’s Address to Council

Following is a translation of the address given by Vittorino Veronese, a leader in Catholic Action, before the ecumenical council in commemoration of the Council of Trent. Most Holy Father: Our generation has been nourished by great things. It has … Continue reading

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Text of French Writer Jean Guitton’s Address to Council

Following is a translation of the discourse delivered in St. Peter’s basilica before the ecumenical council by Jean Guitton. Most Holy Father: I can give Your Holiness this late title of Father in all its force and fullness because, as … Continue reading

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Two Laymen Address Council

Two laymen, one French and the other Italian, took the floor of the council (Dec. 3) to speak of the need for ecumenism and of the role of the laymen in the Church in the presence of Pope Paul VI … Continue reading

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Remarks by Christian Unity Head on Ecumenism Issues at Council

Following is a translation of the address given by Augustin Cardinal Bea, president of the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, on Dec. 2 before the 79th general congregation of the ecumenical council’s second session. We have now arrived at the … Continue reading

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200 Council Fathers Seek Schema on Communism

A petition signed by more than 200 council Fathers from 46 countries asking for a special schema on communism, Marxism and socialism has been handed in to Amleto Cardinal Cicognani, Papal Secretary of State. This was reported here by the … Continue reading

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