Council of Cashel

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A council called by Henry II after his invasion of Ireland. It was attended by Bp. Christian of Lismore as Papal legate, nearly all the Irish hierarchy, and most leading Churchmen, together with English clergy nominated by the king. The Irish Church was thus seen to recognize Henry's authority. Its constitutions were intended to introduce 12th-cent. discipline to the still very irregular Irish Church.

Subjects: Christianity — History.

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