Tuesday, November 10, 2009

St. Leo the Great

Pope John XXIII was inspired by the 5th-Century Pope St. Leo, a great proponent of church unity. Pope John attributed much inspiration to his predecessor when Pope John convoked the Second Vatican Council.

On the 15th Centennial of Pope Leo's death, Pope John wrote an encyclical. It is worth reading to learn about Pope Leo and to see how his very different time and place was a home to the one church of Jesus the Christ.

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