October 15, 2012. (Romereports.com)
With this special edition, in seven languages, the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano celebrates the 50 years of Second Vatican Council.
It begins with an unpublished article by Benedict XVI, who participated in the Council as a theological advisor to the Cardinal of Cologne.
The magazine includes some beautiful pictures from the archives
, showing the atmosphere of the time and explains some curious details, such as John XXIII deciding the start date in memory of the Council of Ephesus.
The issue gives special importance to the popes who made the Council, from John XXIII who convened it, Paul VI, who concluded it, and John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI,
who explained and put it into practice.