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Second Council of Lyons


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(1274).

Reckoned by RCs the 14th Oecumenical Council, it was convoked by Gregory X mainly to bring about union with the Greek Church. The desire of the Greeks for union arose chiefly out of their fears of Charles of Anjou, who was seeking to become Latin Emp. of Constantinople, and the legates of the Greek Emperor, Michael VIII Paleologus, were ready to submit to Rome. The union achieved ended in 1289. The Council suppressed some of the newly founded mendicant orders but approved the Franciscans and Dominicans.

Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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