A Roman Catholic Church Council, convened by John XXIII in 1962,

interrupted by his death and re-convened by Paul VI. It ended in 1965, and

was responsible for liturgical reforms and the introduction of modern and

ecumenical terminologies. Most decrees of Vatican II are opposed by the


On the opening day of Vatican II, John XXIII said, "The greatest concern

of the Ecumenical Council is this: that the sacred deposit of Christian

doctrine should be more effectively guarded and taught" (AD LIMINA TALKS,

p. 57,67,68).

A Vatican II document, CONSTITUTION ON DIVINE REVELATION, Introduction,

para. 1 said, "Therefore, the following in the footsteps of the Council of

Trent and of Vatican I, this present Council wishes to set forth authentic

doctrine of divine revelation."

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