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Councils of Carthage


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St Cyprian (c. 200—258) Carthaginian bishop and martyr

Decius (d. 251) Roman emperor 249–51

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Early ecclesiastical Councils held at Carthage include: (1) Those under St Cyprian in 251, 252, 254, 255, and 256. The earlier ones were concerned with the reconciliation of those who had lapsed in the Decian persecution, the later with the dispute over the re- baptism of heretics.(2) The long series under Aurelius from 393 to 424. The most celebrated was that of 419, when the claims of Rome to exercise jurisdiction over Africa were contested (see Apiarius).

(1) Those under St Cyprian in 251, 252, 254, 255, and 256. The earlier ones were concerned with the reconciliation of those who had lapsed in the Decian persecution, the later with the dispute over the re- baptism of heretics.

(2) The long series under Aurelius from 393 to 424.

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