Gallican Articles, the Four

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The claims made by an Assembly of the French clergy in 1682. They denied that the Pope had dominion over things temporal and affirmed that kings are not subject to the Church in civil matters; they reaffirmed the authority of a General Council over the Pope; insisted that the ancient liberties of the French Church were inviolable; and asserted that the judgement of the Pope was not irreformable. See also Gallicanism.

Subjects: Christianity.

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