Unpublished working documents of the 2nd Vatican Council, with some related material

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Most of the reports are from the sessions on liturgy and ritual. The other material includes publications of the International Committee on English in the Liturgy, and of bodies related to the World Council of Churches

Administrative / Biographical History

The second Vatican Council was convened by Pope John XXIII in order to seek a degree of unity between the various divisions of the Christian church

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of the Revd. Dr Paul Sheppey, July 2001

Note

In Latin and English

Other Finding Aids

A fuller description of the contents is contained in handlist 125

Custodial History

From the library of the Revd. Raymond George

Additional Information

Dr George was one of a group of ecumenical observers at the Second Vatican Council. A full set of the documents is held at Lambeth Palace Library.