Vatican Council, First

 ; Vatican Council I
   This term refers to the ecumenical or general council of the Roman Catholic Church that was convened by Pope Pius IX (1846-1878). Although the council, which met from 1869 to 1870, issued a constitution treating creation, Revelation, and faith, it is generally remembered for its teaching concerning the infallible magisterium of the Roman pontiff.

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