Council of Clermont

In August of the year 1095, Pope Urban II here in south of France. Urban was a pope intensely committed to Church reform and he planned to see to it personally. He pointed letters from Le Puy passion for a universal Church gathering in November at the city of Clermont. He depleted September and October visiting different towns, interviewing bishops and abbots, dealing praise or punishment as he saw fit. He comes in in Clermont in mid-November.

The Council sat from the 18th through the 28th of November. It was a large Council with over three hundred clerics presence. The Council licensed reforming rescripts in custody with the Cluniac reform movement, taking ones concerning simony and religious marriage. At this Council, also, King Philip of France was cursed for betrayal. Read more


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