Who closed Vatican Council II?
Pope Paul VI closed Vatican II.
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According to Pope John XXIII, who called the Council, its mainpurposes were threefold: ?Spiritual Renewal - promoting peace and unity of human kind ?Pastoral Updating - "Aggi…ornamento". ?Ecumenical Unity - that all Christians may be one.
After the Vatican Council II closed, the Popes started to implementthe changes that were asked for by the Council. They are still inthe process of that in the early 21st centu…ry, and will be at itfor another fifty years. The Church doesn't move on the same timeschedule as the modern world.
Vatican II was called by Pope John XXIII.
The council was held mostly at the Vatican but some meetings were held at other venues in and around Rome.
Pope Paul VI
The Second Vatican Council opened under Pope John XXIII on 11 October 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI on 8 December 1965. As the name implies, it was convened in the Vatica…n.
It was the twenty-first Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church.The council, through the Holy See, formally opened under thepontificate of Pope John XXIII on 11 October 1962… and closed underPope Paul VI on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception onDecember 8, 1965.
Many older Catholics who grew up in the Church before Vatican II feel the Mass has been desecrated and turned into little more than a Protestantized social gathering. The sole…mnity, mystery, beauty and the sacredness of the Catholic sacred worship has been turned into a ridiculous sing along which shows little honor to Our Lord. The universality of the Latin Mass has been replaced with Mass in the vernacular. The organ has been silenced, replaced by guitars and drums. Folk music replaces the beautiful Gregorian Chants. Sermons teaching Catholic doctrine have been replaced with homilies that tell us nothing but meaningless fluff. People look for spiritual guidance from their priests and bishops find nothing and turn to other sects and cults. Those raised after Vatican II will never understand what they have had taken from them and never experience the life of a true Catholic community that their parents and grandparents loved.
Pope John XXIII called for the council and Pope Paul VI continued it after he was elected pope in 1963.
We are still waiting for this to happen. It usually takes decades to fully implement a Council, and this hasn't yet happened with Vatican II.
October 11, 1962.
It was more pastoral than dogmatic.
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The role of the laity, after Vatican Council II, was emphasizedmore than it had ever been previously. They were asked to take anactive part in the Most Holy Eucharist and not …be mere passiveobservers. They were to take an active part in living theirbaptismal roles of priest, prophet, and king, and be trueevangelists in their lives truly meeting Jesus in prayer andSacraments and bringing Him to all they met during the day.
The Second Vatican Council, itself, did not have that big an impact on the Americas, however, the wreckovation done by progressive bishops and priests pretty much killed the C…hurch in the Americas. When the Second Vatican Council first met, the Church in the Americas was vibrant and growing. The religious Orders were overflowing, nearly every parish had a parish school, and Catholics were noticeably different from the culture around them. Since the "implementation" of Vatican II, churches have closed, schools have closed, convents and monasteries have closed, and the few that are still open are dying. There is a revival among some dioceses that have sought to implement Vatican Council II as it was meant to be done, and these dioceses are growing, their seminaries and convents are starting to fill, and Catholic families are again starting to live as Christians. However, these is a vanishingly small number, within the next 20-30 years, the Church in America will not be recognizable.
His Holiness, Pope Paul VI closed the Second Vatican Council.
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