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Ecumenical council

Ecumenical council, general council of the leaders of the entire Christian Church. The first was at Nicaea (325) and there have been 20 since; the most recent being the Second Vatican Council (1962–65). Roman Catholics recognize all 21 councils; the Orthodox Church recognizes only the first 7 councils.

See also: Christianity.

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