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Vatican Council

n.
Either of two ecumenical councils of the Roman Catholic Church, the First Vatican Council (1869-1870) and the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), convoked by Pius IX and John XXIII, respectively. The First is noted for its affirmation of papal infallibility, and the Second resulted in the revision of most of the liturgy, the replacement of Latin with vernacular languages in rites, and more open relationships with non-Catholic denominations.
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Noun1.Vatican Council - each of two councils of the Roman Catholic Church
council - (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
First Vatican Council, Vatican I - the Vatican Council in 1869-1870 that proclaimed the infallibility of the pope when speaking ex cathedra
Second Vatican Council, Vatican II - the Vatican Council in 1962-1965 that abandoned the universal Latin liturgy and acknowledged ecumenism and made other reforms
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Vatican council

nconcilio vaticano
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In the letters section (NCR, May 23-June 5), a writer states that he finds the new Mass translation "less meaningful than the post-Second Vatican Council version," but then states that he finds the new version "much more precise" where it uses "consubstantial" rather than the "one in being.
The doctrine of infallibility, since the First and Second Vatican Councils, is defined in three ways: in the pope personally as the successor of Saint Peter (ex cathedra); in an ecumenical council accepted by the pope (the 21 councils since 325); and in the bishops when teaching definitively in union with the pope (the ordinary magisterium).