The Second Vatican Council was a pastoral Council, it made no changes to Church doctrine, or to the structure of the Church itself.
There were exactly no doctrines defined at the Second Vatican Council. The Second Vatican Council was the first purely pastoral council ever held in the Church.
Yes, it was an ecumenical council.
The Second Vatican Council was an Ecumenical Council called by Blessed Pope John XXIII to "update" the Church in relating to the modern world.
Pope John XXIII convened the Council and Pope Paul VI made the changes to the Mass.
The role of the First Vatican Council was an ecumenical Council that defined Papal infallibility and several other doctrinal issues. The role of the Second Vatican Council was purely pastoral.
His Holiness, Pope Paul VI closed the Second Vatican Council.
The Second Vatican Council was only held fifty years ago, in the Church's history, that is practically overnight. The influence of the Second Vatican Council will not be able to be evaluated for another 50 to 100 years.
Actually, beyond the fact that they were both Ecumenical Councils of the Church and held at the Vatican, that is about the extent of the similarities, everything else was different. The Second was purely a pastoral Council, the First was a doctrinal Council.
Catholic AnswerNone, the Second Vatican Council was a purely pastoral council. Unlike previous Councils, it made no rulings or clarifications on doctrine.
Blessed Pope John XXIII, of happy memory, convened the Second Vatican Council.
After the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II).