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Vatican spokesman devotes weekly editorial to Pope Benedict and Vatican II

July 09, 2012

In preparation for Pope Benedict’s July 9 visit to Nemi, the director of the Holy See Press Office has devoted his weekly editorial to the Pope and the Second Vatican Council.

Nemi, recalls Father Federico Lombardi, is the “capital” of the Society of the Divine Word, where Father Joseph Ratzinger and others met in 1965 to work on the Second Vatican Council’s decree on the missionary activity of the Church.

“It is our wish that the 50th anniversary of the Council, which we are preparing to celebrate in October, will be an opportunity to enthusiastically reunite ourselves to that atmosphere of listening to the Holy Spirit, so that the documents can be reread today along the lines of the ‘hermeneutic of reform, of renewal in the continuity of the one subject-Church which the Lord has given to us,’” said Father Lombardi, quoting Pope Benedict.


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