ecumenical council

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(early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline

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13) This is a delicate matter: an ecumenical council correcting a previous pope.
One would not need to be in the Vatican very long before knowing what the cardinals would think about an ecumenical council.
The later years of James's reign saw the king promoting ecumenical councils of Protestant churches, with the hope that the Catholics might be involved at a later stage.
Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils (London/Washington, DC: Sheed & Ward/ Georgetown University Press, 1990) gives the Latin and English text of the decrees of all 21 "Ecumenical Councils.
Present-day councils of churches are not that eighth ecumenical council for which some yearn, but they are important places on the ecumenical journey, where churches learn to know each other and work together on social, justice, and theological issues that have kept them divided.
Later in life, he was active in the First Congregational Church of Spencer, which he served in many capacities, as church historian, as a member of the choir, as a deacon, and as a representative to the former Worcester County Ecumenical Council.
The Kerala Christian Ecumenical Council (KCEC) is organising his convention meetings at St.
WARC is in the midst of working towards a possible merger with the Reformed Ecumenical Council.
that the sacred heritage of Christian truth be safeguarded and expounded with greater efficacy" (Questa festiva: Announcement of Ecumenical Council, 25 January 1959).
Commentators have claimed that John XXIII (1958-1963) signaled his intention to call an ecumenical council by taking the name of an anti-pope deposed by the Council of Constance (1414-1418), who was also John XXIII.
The church statement has been drawn up by the West Yorkshire Ecumenical Council, which comprises of leaders of all the major church denominations.
He taught us the true meaning of `Love thy neighbor,' '' said Grace Johnson, O'Connell's caregiver and friend of 28 years, whose eulogy recounted how the monsignor helped found an ecumenical council that allowed parishioners to explore other faiths.
Of more general interest are essays that consider Bruni's diplomatic correspondence in light of such developments as the war with Lucca, the exile and return of the Medici, and the efforts to have Florence named the site of the ecumenical council with the Greek Orthodox Church.
As a consequence not a few Catholic scholars who have referred in the past to Vatican II as the 21st ecumenical council will hesitate to do so today, or may do so only with certain qualifications.
Effective" collegiality does not exist except when the bishops are together with the pope in art ecumenical council, or when, in, gatherings or dispersed, they all intend and do the same thing.
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