December 7, 1965
Paul VI’s Closing Speech at Fourth General Assembly of the Second Vatican Council
“It was the final session of the Council, the most essential, in which the Pope [Paul VI] was to bestow upon all humanity the teachings of the Council. He announced this to me on that day with these words, ‘I am about to blow the seven trumpets of the Apocalypse.’”
—Jean Guitton, ‘Nel Segno dei Dodici,’ interview with Maurizio Blondet, Avvenire, October 11, 1992; qtd. in Atila Sinke Guimarães, Animus Delendi I (Los Angeles, CA: Tradition in Action, 2000), p. 57
Today we are concluding the Second Vatican Council.