15 Lire 1966 - Second Vatican Council


15 Lire 1966 -  Second Vatican Council
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : The Second Vatican Council (also known as Vatican II) addressed relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the modern world. It was the twenty-first Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church and the second to be held at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. It opened under Pope John XXIII on 11 October 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI on 8 December 1965. Of those who took part in the council's opening session, four have become pontiffs to date: Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini, who on succeeding Pope John XXIII took the name of Paul VI; Bishop Albino Luciani, the future Pope John Paul I; Bishop Karol Wojtyła, who became Pope John Paul II; and Father Joseph Ratzinger, present as a theological consultant, who became Pope Benedict XVI.
Material Gold
Face value 15 Lire
Catalog code (Michel) VAT 509
Series Closing 2e Vaticaanse concilie
Height 41.00 mm
Width 30.00 mm
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