This Day In History - Vatican II Opens 1962

Vatican II Opens 1962

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

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Event Description

Pope John XXIII convenes an ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church—the first in 92 years. In summoning the ecumenical council—a general meeting of the bishops of the church—the pope hoped to bring spiritual rebirth to Catholicism and cultivate greater unity with the other branches of Christianity.

Event Location

Rome, Italy