Second Council of Nicaea

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The seventh Oecumenical Council, convoked by the Empress Irene to end the Iconoclastic Controversy. The Council declared its adherence to the doctrine on the veneration of images expounded in a letter from Pope Hadrian I, adding that such veneration is a matter of respect and honour (not the adoration due to God alone), the honour given to the image passing on to its prototype.

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

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