February 9, 2013
(Romereports.com) Explaining the Second Vatican Council to children can be challenging.
But now a Spanish comic book titled 'Once Upon a Council' is making it
easier. It visually explains how and why Pope John XXIII led the Council
back in 1959.
The adventure starts with the present, when the
main character explains what the Year of Faith is all about, and why
Benedict XVI decided to launch it in the 50th anniversary of the Second
The comic book goes back in history. Explaining the end of WWII, and the election of Cardinal Angelo Roncalli
as Pope. He was in his late 70's at the time and few people imagined he
would launch the Council and mark the history of the Church.
comic book was launched by the Spanish diocese of Malaga. It includes
the two years it took to prepare the council, before it opened on October 11, 1962.
It then goes through the death of John XXIII, the election of Paul VI
and finally the closing of the Council in 1965. Then on the last page of
the comic book, all the documents of the Council are ordered
The goal is to educate the next generation about the Council so they have a full understanding of the Catholic faith, from the very start.
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