Under Pope Alexander III The Third Lateran Council Opens

Under Pope Alexander III The Third Lateran Council Opens

Pope Alexander III
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

History Topics
Religious History
Countries

The Third Lateran Council opens under Pope Alexander III. Convened at the Lateran Palace, Rome, after the Peace of Venice, which reconciled the pope with Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, it includes an envoy from the Orthodox Greeks.

The most important legislation will be the first canon, which confirms that the election of the pope will be in the hands of the cardinals alone, two thirds being necessary for election. This council will also enact harsh measures against the Waldenses and Albigensians.

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Interesting
Comment
    Please enter the security code.
 
 
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Operation Barbarossa, Invasion of Soviet Union, is Launched by Nazi Germany
Second Armistice at Compiègne Signed Between Germany and Remains of French Government
Freuds's General Introduction to Psychoanalysis is First Published in U.S.
ACLU Will Try to Raise $10,000 for Defense of John Scopes for Teaching Evolution
Vatican Condemns U.S. States Outlawing Discrimination Due to Sexual Orientation