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Why Vatican II Called the Church the ‘People of God’

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Pope Paul VI presiding over the introductory ingress of the council, flanked by Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani (left), Cardinal Camerlengo Benedetto Aloisi Masella and Monsignor Enrico Dante (future Cardinal), Papal Master of Ceremonies (right), and two papal gentlemen.

COMMENTARY: ‘People of God’ was an important way by which the Church could express herself as an institution rooted in the mystery of the Trinity, yet present and active in the world.