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Vatican II
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I. History, Process, Results

1. History.

The Ecumenical Council Vatican II (Oct 1, 1962 – Dec 8 1965; St. Peter’s in Rome) was announced by John XXIII on Jan 25, 1959, at the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity; from the second session on, it was headed by his successor Paul VI. It adopted 16 documents (list at the end of section V of the abbreviations): four constitutions (LG, on the church; GS, on the c…

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Hünermann, Peter, Phan, Peter Cho and Thönissen, Wolfgang, “Vatican II”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025285>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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