‘Time’ reporter to talk on Vatican II meet
Thursday, September 20, 2012 AT 12:57 PM (IST)
PUNE: Robert Kaiser, US-based award winning 'Time' magazine correspondent, who covered the Vatican II Council in 1960s will deliver a lecture on the humane side of the historic Church meet at the Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth on Nagar Road on Sunday evening.
Kaiser, a former Jesuit, covered the Vatican II Council (October 1962 to December, 1965) on behalf of the ‘Time' magazine, and won an international award for his highly professional work.
Kaiser (82) recently arrived in India on a three-week long lecture tour to deliver lectures on the Church in Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai and other cities in the country.
Kaiser has won an award for reporting on Second Vatican Council. He has authored 13 books, four of which are based on the Catholic Church. His latest book is 'A Church in Search of Itself : Benedict XVI and the Battle for the Future.'
Pope John XXIII had convened the Vatican II Council in 1962 to discuss and formulate the Church's policies on various issues. The Council, later presided over by Pope Paul VI, was attended by 2000 bishops from all over the world.
The Vatican II Council is said to have modernised the Church and its approach towards people of other faiths. The first Vatican Council took place in 1870.
Fr Noel Sheth, a Sanskrit scholar from the Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, said that the lecture has been organised as a part of the forthcoming 'Year of the Faith' declared by Pope Benedict XVI to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Vatican II Council.
The Year of Faith will commence on October 12.