Headgear worn by female religious. Until the Second Vatican A large meeting of ecclesiastical office holders, mainly bishops, presided by the pope, to make decisions concerning faith, church customs, etc. A council is usually named after the place where it was held. Examples: the Council of Trent [1645-1653] and the Second Vatican Council [1962-1965], which is also the last council for the time being., all nuns wore wimples, which covered the entire hair and neck. Nowadays, the veil is usually worn on the hair.