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50th Anniversary of Vatican II

 On Thursday, February 21, the Loyola University Chicago School of Law will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Vatican II.

Sponsored by the program of Law and Religion, the University will celebrate the inception of the document on religious liberty, Dignitatis Humanae. Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council in October, 1962 to reflect on the role of the Catholic Church in the modern world. The Council Fathers promulgated 16 documents over the next three years, including the Declaration on Religious Liberty (Dignitatis Humanae).

Loyola is proud to present the spotlight speaker, Archbishop of Chicago, Francis Cardinal George. Cardinal George will discuss how this document fits in with the overall goals of the Council and its understanding of the relationship between Church and State. The ceremony will begin at 12:00 PM at the Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, located at 25 East Pearson. (click for map) We hope you will join us! 


Spotlight Speaker, Francis Cardinal George


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