New TV Series ‘Vatican II: Inside the Council’ debuts on NET

Merely days after Pope Benedict XVI criticized media for misrepresenting Vatican II, NET debuts its series VATICAN II: INSIDE THE COUNCIL. The 10-part series airs Thursdays at 8:30 PM ET.

CNA/EWTN reported that “Pope Benedict XVI said that many of the misinterpretations of the Second Vatican Council were caused by the media promoting its own version. ‘The world interpreted the council through the eyes of the media instead of seeing the true council of the fathers and their key vision of faith,’ said Pope Benedict at Paul VI Hall on Feb. 14. ‘Fifty years later, the strength of the real council has been revealed, and it is our task for the Year of Faith to bring the real Second Vatican Council to life,’ he told the priests gathered to meet him.”

Now NET’s VATICAN II: INSIDE THE COUNCIL focuses on the history of Vatican II to educate, enlighten and entertain viewers with a joyful, inspiring and faithful perspective. By examining the events leading up to this milestone, the council itself and how it has shaped the faith of people today, this fast-paced program includes commentary from experts around the world.

Shot in Rome, VATICAN II: INSIDE THE COUNCIL speaks to the “living history” of the event, profiling the council popes, but also celebrating the life of Benedict XVI, who served as a theological expert to the bishops at Vatican II, and had made the council’s themes central to his pontificate.

VATICAN II: INSIDE THE COUNCIL comes from the same team, including Amanda Melefsky, who produced the Catholic reality series Minor Revisions with Jennifer Fulwiler.

NET is a division of DeSales Media Group, media outreach of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn led by Bishop Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio.

New Yorkers can watch NET on Time Warner Channel 97 and Cablevision Channel 30. Viewers around the world can watch NET streaming online at Across the USA, NET shows are on Verizon FiOS On Demand. To watch NET shows on Verizon FiOS, select the “Religion” folder, then “NET Catholic.”

NET also created, a special website with documentary photos, definitions of Church terms, Vatican II documents and much more.

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