Raymond VII Excommunicated by Council of Bourges for Catharism

Raymond VII Excommunicated by Council of Bourges for Catharism

Raymond VII

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Raymond VII, son of Raymond VI of Toulouse and supporter of the Cathar heresy, is excommunicated by the Council of Bourges. The council also turns control of the County of Toulouse over to Amaury VI of Montfort, the Catholic Crusader fighting against Catharism.

Attended by 112 archbishops and bishops, more than 500 abbots, various deans and archdeacons, and over 100 representatives of cathedral chapters, the Council of Bourges is the second largest church council held in the West up to this point in time. It was exceeded only by the Fourth Lateran Council held in 1215.

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