Congress of Ems

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A conference attended by representatives of the Abps. of Mainz, Trier, Cologne, and Salzburg in 1786. It issued the ‘Punctation of Ems’, which sought to limit Papal intervention in Germany. The project failed to secure the support of the German bishops who interpreted the plan as a device of the archbishops to enhance their own position. See also Febronianism.

Subjects: Christianity.

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