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Meanwhile the month of October marks the fiftieth anniversary of the commencement of the second Vatican council which -- under Pope John.
The 23 long considered one of the most remarkable man in history and likely to be canonized or -- state.
In the upcoming year so what legacy did John the 23 leave behind on the Vatican and the world.
The author of the good Pope great Tobin joins us live -- weren't correct -- Steve.
Let's talk first a little bit about this particular guy he became Pope he was from Italy.
Back in 1958.
And people really didn't have high expectations formed in the they didn't he was so 76 years old when he was elected although he was one of the younger cardinals and that group.
And expected him to be a transitional figure -- -- -- for a few years can keep the lid on things until a perhaps a younger.
A person could be elected for a longer pontificate but it was while he was Pope that they came up a bit they had this thing called Vatican two and -- people who are non Catholics who don't know if that is basically it was way.
It was an ecumenical.
-- counsel or -- meeting of all the bishops of the church from around the world.
Who were summoned to Rome to meet in the Vatican to discuss issues affecting the church.
And there hadn't been one for nine the years before that.
And for about 400 years before that it -- modernize the Catholic Church in many respects.
It did it really change the church's position in relationship to the world.
The church have been rather inward looking in defensive if you will -- for centuries really.
And he really opened the doors and the windows and invited the world into the church and the church to engage with the world.
And and that took a lighting.
Broad -- because.
You know -- want to keep things the way they are.
And continue the traditions of catholicism and yet he said you know what that's some of the of the things we really change.
Yes some of the outward practices like the liturgy of the mass before 1962.
Those of -- some of -- might remember this -- The priest faced away from the people -- -- -- said in Latin.
But since the changes of Vatican to the people participate in the mass and a very different way the priestess.
Facing the people the masses in the local languages around the world and it's just a very different.
Feeling and experience for the people sure.
What about outreach to other religions that's a very important part of what happened at Vatican two and was part two important part of who John the 23 was.
The ecumenical dialogue with Protestant.
Religions the other Christian religions.
Was really begun in earnest with Vatican two.
I'm also with the north -- Christians -- and the outreach and a very different way and very different.
Attitude toward our relations with the Jews.
It's especially since World War II in the Holocaust.
You know it had been and the dark period ever.
There was a major -- really a revolution in that relationship that continues to this day for a -- and now there's a movement in the church to -- commencing.
In his time he was called the good hope -- Bono pop up from the people loved him and he was really -- claimed in his lifetime as a very unique.
The very holy figure really.
And since then his reputation has really grown and the cause for his canonization.
The actual process has been ongoing for many years well let's see what happens -- at the brand new book it's called the good Pope.
-- Toobin we thank you very much for drugs -- thanks -- you very much.
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