POSTCARDS - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLOSING OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL

POSTCARDS - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLOSING OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL  

The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council took place in Vatican City from 1962 to 1965 during the pontificates of John XXIII and Paul VI with the overall aim of identifying appropriate ways to proclaim the Gospel to the men and women of the modern era. As Pope John XXIII said in his address for the opening of the Council on 11 October 1962, "this certain and immutable doctrine, which is to be faithfully respected, needs to be explored and presented in a way which responds to the needs of our time". The Philatelic and Numismatic Office will mark the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Council with a series of four postcards produced by artist Orietta Rossi. The images depict in a symbolic way the four Constitutions promulgated by the Conciliar Commissions.