Looking back on Vatican II

Historic images of the meeting of the Second Vatican Council.

Roman Catholic prelates stand as Pope Paul VI, on portable throne, is escorted through the main nave of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City to address the last meeting of the Ecumenical Council's second session,  Dec. 4, 1963.  The pontiff recessed the council for nine months after urging prelates to share with him in governing the Church. (AP Photo)

Roman Catholic prelates stand as Pope Paul VI, on portable throne, is escorted through the main nave of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City to address the last meeting of the Ecumenical Council's second session, Dec. 4, 1963. The pontiff recessed the council for nine months after urging prelates to share with him in governing the Church. (AP Photo)

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