REFLECTIONS FROM A SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL FATHER
Bishop Remi J. De Roo is the last surviving bishop to have participated in all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council, which spanned from 1962 to 1965.
A self-described "pilgrim" of the Council in the years since its closing, he has kept alive its goal of aggiornamento - the renewal of the Church as it relates with the world.
Sharing Pope Francis' understanding that "the Church is not an organization born out of an agreement between some persons" but "the work of God, born out of his desire to bring all mankind to himself", Bishop De Roo's reflections on the Council's "Past, Present and Future" will help us know its fruits with new eyes, ears and hearts.
Bishop Remi J. De Roo IS 92 years of age, he holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from Angelicum University in Rome and is the recipient of eight honorary doctorate degrees.