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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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Council fathers leave St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Dec. 2, 1963 at the conclusion of the final working session of the current Ecumenical Council. Pope Paul VI sent word to the Council that he would issue an apostolic letter on December 3, extending new powers to all bishops. (AP Photo)