Vatican II Timeline of Events

THE HISTORY OF VATICAN II

The twenty-first general Council of the Church

October 9, 1958……….…….………..The death of Pope Pius XII

October 28, 1958…….……….….The election of Pope John XXIII

January 25, 1959….Pope John calls the Council (Aggiornomento)

October 11, 1962………..Opening of the Second Vatican Council

October-December 1962……………First Session of the Council

June 3, 1963……The death of Pope John XXIII (7:49 PM, Rome)

June 21, 1963….…………..………..The election of Pope Paul VI

September-December 1963….….Second Session of the Council

September-November 1964…..….Third Session of the Council

September-December 1965…..….Fourth Session of the Council

December 8, 1965………Closing of the Second Vatican Council

 

Info taken from Catholicism, Volumes 1 & 2. by Father Richard McBrien (Winston Press, 1980)