First Vatican Council

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the Vatican Council in 1869-1870 that proclaimed the infallibility of the pope when speaking ex cathedra


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In the 1960's, under Pope John XXIII, and Pope Paul VI, the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II made changes to the Roman Catholic liturgy including conducting Mass in the native vernacular, instead of Latin, and allowing priests to face the congregation.
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