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  1. Vatican Council
  2. noun

    • 1. each of two general councils of the Roman Catholic Church, held in 1869–70 and 1962–5. The first (Vatican I) proclaimed the infallibility of the Pope when speaking ex cathedra; the second (Vatican II) made numerous reforms, abandoning the universal Latin liturgy and acknowledging ecumenism.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: Vatican Council, plural noun: Vatican Councils