Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Humanae Salutis calling Second Vatican Council published 50 years ago
The rest is a historical catastrophe which has hindered rather than promoted the salvation of which the Pope spoke.After having listened to Their Eminences the Cardinals, We announce,
We determine and We convene, on the authority of Our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and our own authority, for the coming year 1962 the second Ecumenical and general Council of the Vatican, which will be held in the Vatican Basilica on the days that the Divine Providence will inspire us to determine.
We also desire and command that at this Ecumenical Council determined by Us, Our Beloved Sons Their Eminences the Cardinals, Our Honourable Brothers the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops and Bishops, both resident and titular, from all parts of the world are present and likewise all those of the Church who have the right and the duty to be present at the Ecumenical Council.