Benedict XVI speaks to the Roman clergy about the Council

Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the Second Vatican Council and his personal memories of the historical ecclesial event on February 14, in a meeting with his cardinal vicar, auxiliary bishops, parish priests and Roman clergy. The meeting was held in the Paul VI Hall. Pope Benedict recalled: We were full of hope and enthusiasm, we experienced the universality of the Church and the capacity to be led by God. Benedict XVI underlined, among other things, the importance of the liturgy in the life of the Church. In this sense, Sunday is the first day of the week and not the last. We owe to the Council the idea that all believers, with Christ, are the Church, and the term “collegiality” advanced the idea that a …

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