Pope Eugene IV Declares Superiority of Pope Over Ecumenical Councils

Pope Eugene IV Declares Superiority of Pope Over Ecumenical Councils

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At the conclusion of the Council of Florence (1438-45), Pope Eugene IV issues the papal bull Etsi non dubitemus, asserting the superiority of the pope over ecumenical councils.

This is one of the most important parts of Eugene's entire reign as pope because before the Council of Florence, the papacy had been very weak while councils had been relatively strong.

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