Vatican II Documents

The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council (more commonly known as the Second Vatican Council or informally as Vatican II) addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the modern world. As such, it was pastoral in nature. It was the twenty-first ecumenical council of the Catholic Church and the second to be held at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

Several things were changed as a result of the documents released during Vatican II.

This page contains links to the documents that came out of the second Vatican council.

Vatican’s page with all of the DOCUMENTS OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL

The four primary documents are called “The Constitutions” and are the most important. These are:

1. Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium): SummaryText from the Vatican

2. Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes): SummaryText from the Vatican

3. Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium): SummaryText from the Vatican

4. Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum): SummaryText from the Vatican

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