Looking back on Vatican II

Historic images of the meeting of the Second Vatican Council.

Pope Paul VI kneels in prayer in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Sept. 29, 1963, during the opening ceremony for the second phase of the Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. At left is Cardinal Alberto di Jorio, a member of the Vatican Curia.  At right is Monsignor Enrico Dante, prefect of Vatican ceremonies. (AP Photo)

Pope Paul VI kneels in prayer in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Sept. 29, 1963, during the opening ceremony for the second phase of the Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. At left is Cardinal Alberto di Jorio, a member of the Vatican Curia. At right is Monsignor Enrico Dante, prefect of Vatican ceremonies. (AP Photo)

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