Above, Pope Paul VI greets the faithful during the closure of the Second Vatican Council in St. Peter's Square on Dec. 8, 1965. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and today marks the 50th anniversary of the election of Paul VI. Pilgrims from his home diocese of Brescia, Italy marked the anniversary with prayer and thanksgiving. Below find the summary of Pope Francis remarks, courtesy of Vatican Radio.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis greeted a group of pilgrims from the Diocese of Brescia, who had just celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica to mark the 50th anniversary of the election of Pope Paul VI, who was from the area. In his address, Pope Francis spoke of his predecessor’s love for Christ, love for the Church, and love for mankind. Continue Reading
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