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  • Online publication date: May 2020

5 - The Role of Non-Voting Participants in the Preparation and Conduct of the Council

from Part I - Vatican II in Context


Bishops were not the only actors at the Council. This chapter introduces the role of the theological experts – with special attention to Philips, Congar, Rahner, Ratzinger, Küng, and Schillebeeckx – observers from other churches and ecclesial communities, male and female lay and religious auditors, and the press.

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