When was the last Catholic ecumenical council?
Second Vatican Council
|The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council Concilium Oecumenicum Vaticanum Secundum (Latin)|
|Date||11 October 1962–8 December 1965|
|Accepted by||Catholic Church|
|Previous council||First Vatican Council (1869–1870)|
|Convoked by||Pope John XXIII|
What are the ecumenical councils of the Catholic Church?
An ecumenical or general council is a meeting of bishops of the whole church; local councils representing such areas as provinces or patriarchates are often called synods. According to Roman Catholic doctrine, a council is not ecumenical unless it has been called by the pope, and its decrees…
WHO calls an ecumenical council?
Its present canon law requires that an ecumenical council be convoked and presided over, either personally or through a delegate, by the Pope, who is also to decide the agenda; but the church makes no claim that all past ecumenical councils observed these present rules, declaring only that the Pope’s confirmation or at …
Who called the Seventh Ecumenical Council?
This resulted in the Seventh Ecumenical council of the Eastern Orthodox church in Nicaea in 787 A.D. The two major theologians who took a stand for the use of icons in the church were St. John of Damascus (675-749 A.D.) and St. Theodore of Studios (759-826 A.D.)