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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Documentary celebrates Vatican II

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"On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, in collaboration with Micromegas Communication, is releasing a documentary on the council.

Broadcasting will begin in Italy on Oct. 11, the date of the opening of the Year of Faith and the 50th anniversary of the conciliar meeting. The documentary, filmed in HD, lasts a total of 12 hours and attempts to reconstruct the historical, theological, cultural and emotive climate of an event that has profoundly marked not only the history of the Church but of the whole contemporary world.

The film is drawn from the Vatican Film Library, which has close to 200 hours of original films that preceded the opening of the Council."


Cathcon- includes film of a young Bishop Wojtyła, who actively campaigned against a condemnation of Communism by the Council.  The rest, as they say, became history.

Vatileaks suspects get day in court

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"The two men charged in the “Vatileaks” case will go to trial Sept. 29, according to a communique released Sept. 17 by the Vatican Press Office.

Paolo Gabriele, the Pope's former butler, was charged with theft, having been suspected of leaking confidential papal and curial documents to the press. Claudio Sciarpelleti, a computer technician at the Secretariat of State, was charged with aiding and abetting Gabriele, a lesser charge.

Sciarpelleti is suspended but is still an employee at the Vatican’s Secretariat of State Department.

Gabriele could face six years in jail if he is found guilty."
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