First Vatican Council

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Noun1.First Vatican Council - the Vatican Council in 1869-1870 that proclaimed the infallibility of the pope when speaking ex cathedra
Vatican Council - each of two councils of the Roman Catholic Church
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In 1964, Pope Paul VI opened the third session of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, also known as ''Vatican II.
My experiment was not very successful; and besides, the Syllabus and the decrees of the council of the Vatican, published since, would protect me from it, if nothing else would.
As a member of the Disciples of Christ, I especially want to lift up a statement from the Directory for the Application of the Decisions of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican concerning Ecumenical Matters (Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, May 14, 1967), which, after quoting two passages from documents adopted by Vatican II, offers a statement that I would identify as a major legacy of Vatican II: "Baptism is, then, the sacramental bond of unity, indeed the foundation of communion among all Christians.

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