Vatican City, Feb 14, 2013 / 12:07 pm
Pope Benedict XVI said that many of the misinterpretations of the Second Vatican Council were caused by the media promoting its own version.
"The world interpreted the council through the eyes of the media instead of seeing the true council of the fathers and their key vision of faith," said Pope Benedict at Paul VI Hall Feb. 14.
"Fifty years later, the strength of the real council has been revealed, and it is our task for the Year of Faith to bring the real Second Vatican Council to life," he told the priests gathered to meet him.
Pope Benedict spoke with the priests of the Rome diocese in an unscripted speech on the Second Vatican Council, which he first attended as a special advisor to Cardinal Frings of Cologne and later on as a theological expert.