13 October 2022, The Tablet

'More sheepdog and less beachmaster, please'

by Basil Loftus

Sixty years ago this week the first, and most dramatic, session of thesecond Vatican Council opened.

'More sheepdog and less beachmaster, please'

The Second Vatican Council opened 60 years ago this October in St Peter’s,Rome

AT 7am on a sunny 11 October 1962 I arrived at the Vatican Museum to help 25 English and Welsh bishops filter into what would be an hour-long procession, due to set off at 8.30am.
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