The Lepanto Foundation
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006
Please join us for a timely presentation on
“The Second Vatican Council: An Unwritten Story”
Prof. Roberto de Mattei
to be held at the
2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Vatican II opened more than fifty years ago on October 11, 1962. Since it ended in 1965, the Council has been written about in countless books, articles, scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers all over the world. Things said and done since the council, in the name of the council and in opposition to it, have affected the lives of everyone living since that time.
To the ongoing debate Roberto de Mattei offers the contribution not of a theologian but of an historian. As with any significant historical event, it is only after considerable time has elapsed that a fuller story of exactly what happened in those years before, during, and after “the event” can be engagingly told and wisely summarized. Professor de Mattei’s genius lies in the application of a lucid, literate and philosophical mind to thorough scholarly research and mountains of documentation. From this framework he has presented us with a story; a story of an event, a previously unwritten story that has been begging to be told for many years. The presentation is based on his book, “The Second Vatican Council: An Unwritten Story,” and will answer the question, “What happened at the Council?”
The author will be signing copies of “The Second Vatican Council: An Unwritten Story,” which will be available for sale.
Roberto de Mattei teaches Church History at the European University of Rome, where he is the head of the Faculty of Historical Sciences. He collaborates with the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, and the Holy See awarded him the insignia of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great in recognition of his service to the Church. He is president of the Lepanto Foundation, and edits the magazine Radici Cristiane.
Refreshments will be offered.
ADMISSION IS FREE!
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