Lugano, (Switzerland) -- The Year of Faith and the Second Vatican Council

During the first half of the Year of Faith, the Alzavolla Cultural Center in Lugano organized a cycle of conferences entitled “Reactivate the Faith: Rediscovering Vatican II.” The goal was to examine the importance of the Second Vatican Council in the history of the Church and toget to know its texts better. The first sessions dealt with the context that led Blessed John XXIII to convoke the Council. Then certain key texts were studied in depth, including the constitutions Lumen Gentium, Gaudium et Spes, Dei Verbum, and Sacrosanctum Concilium.

The cycle was inaugurated by the Bishop of Lugano, Pier Giacomo Grampa. Among the speakers were various specialists and professors from the University of Lugano. The initiative received broad coverage in the local newspapers, as well as on the diocesan website. Eighty people from various Swiss cantons were enrolled in the course.

Romana, n. 56, January-June 2013, p. 123.

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