Looking back on Vatican II

Historic images of the meeting of the Second Vatican Council.

Pope Paul VI incenses the altar of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome during a solemn religious ceremony on the first anniversary of the opening of the Roman Catholic Ecumenical Council, Oct. 11, 1963.  About 2,000 of the 2,500 Council Fathers gathered for the second session of the Council, attended the ceremony.  (AP Photo/Girolamo Di Majo)

Pope Paul VI incenses the altar of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome during a solemn religious ceremony on the first anniversary of the opening of the Roman Catholic Ecumenical Council, Oct. 11, 1963. About 2,000 of the 2,500 Council Fathers gathered for the second session of the Council, attended the ceremony. (AP Photo/Girolamo Di Majo)

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