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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

                The Four Living Fathers of the Second Vatican Council

On 10 July 2024 Archbishop Alphonsus Mathias, emeritus of Bangalore, India, died in St. John's Medical College, in Bangalore. He had attended sessions three and four of the Second Vatican Council (1962 – 1965). May he rest in peace.

 The four living Council Fathers are:

Archbishop Victorinus Youn Kong-hi, emeritus of Kwangju, South Korea. He attended sessions two, three, and four.

Bishop José de Jesús Sahagún de la Parra, emeritus of Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico. He attended sessions one, two, and four.

Francis Cardinal Arinze, former Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship & the Discipline of the Sacraments, who attended session four.

Bishop Daniel Alphonse Omer Verstraete, O.M.I., emeritus of Klerksdorp, South Africa. He attended session four.