A montage of four historical film clips from the Italian film studio Luce about Rome and the opening of the Second Vatican Council shows impressive testimonies of a world event as if from another star. Important personalities of the persecuted church such as Karol Wojtyla and Stefan Wyszynski stand up in the flesh. Unfortunately, the camera pans just miss Campo Santo Teutonico several times. It is astonishing that when thousands of bishops marched in to open the Council on 11 October 1962, St Peter's Square was not even half full.

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