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Proper understanding of Vatican II is key to Church's future, Pope says

Catholic World News - March 26, 2012

Vatican II “was a genuine sign of God for our time,” Pope Benedict XVI said in a message to French Catholics participating in a weekend symposium at Lourdes to mark the 50th anniversary of the Council.

In his videotaped message the Pope said that the proper understanding of Vatican II teaching is essential to the health of the Church. “If we know how to interpret and accept it within the tradition of the Church, and under the secure guidance of the Magisterium, it will become an increasingly important driving force for the future of the Church,” he said.

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