Documents of the Second Vatican Council
The Second Vatican Council - An Unwritten Story: …
Opening the second period of the Council, on September 29, 1963 Paul VIdeclared: "May this Council have always in mind the relationship between usand Jesus Christ, between the saintly and live Church and Christ. Let no otherlight shines on this assembly, that is not the Christ, light of the world".
The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Second Vatican Council
By nine o’clock on the morning of October 12, 1962, a brilliant Italian sun had broken out after a torrential rain. Twenty-four hundred Roman Catholic bishops began a lone procession through St. Peter’s Square toward the Basilica for the solemn opening of the Second Vatican Council. Inside the splendidly appointed church, the bishops took their places in long rows to take part in the ceremony. Near the altar sat observers from other Christian communities invited to attend the council.