Thursday, October 11, 2012

Blessed John XXIII: remembered by those who knew him

Pope Paul XXIII signs
Humane Salutis, formally
convoking the Second
Vatican Council.
... From Vatican Radio

By Veronica Scarisbrick, Vatican Radio 

While on Oct. 11 the church remembers Blessed John XXIII, best recalled as Good Pope John, the ordinary man who astonished the world, that same date also marks the 50th anniversary of the opening session of the Second Vatican Council.

Vatican Radio's Veronica Scarisbrick brings you echoes of the pontificate of this 20th century pope, sharing with you Vatican Radio archive sound both of his election and of his calling of the Second Vatican Council at Saint Paul's outside the walls.

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