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First Council of Lyons


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(1245).

Reckoned by RCs the 13th Oecumenical Council, it was convoked by Innocent IV and attended by bishops mostly from France, Italy, and Spain. It deposed the Emp. Frederick II. The objections of Frederick's representative, that the accused had not been cited to the Council and that it was irregular for the Pope to be both plaintiff and judge, were overruled.

Subjects: Christianity.


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