Anse, Councils of

Anse, Councils Of (Conciliunm Ansanum or Ansense). These councils were held in Anse, a small town of France, on the Saone, in the diocese of Lyons.

I. Held in A.D. 990, concerning the privileges of the Abbey of Cluny, which were confirmed. Several canons were published, of which nine only remain. See Martene, Thesaur. Anec. tom. 4.

II. Held in 994, on discipline. See Mansi, Concil. tom. 1.

III. Held in 1025. At this council, Gaustin de Macon complained against Bouchard, archbishop of Vienne, for having ordained certain monks of Cluny, although that monastery was in the diocese of Macon. Odiloni the abbot exhibited the pope's privilege exempting the monks of Cluny from the jurisdiction of their own bishop. The council, however, declared the privilege to be null and void, being contrary to the canons. See Labbe, Concil. 9, 859.

IV. Held in 1052, concerning the ordination of the monks of Cluny. The papal privilege, which permitted the monks of this monastery to be ordained by any bishop whom the abbot chose, was declared to be contrary to the canons, and null.

V. Held in 1070, concerning a donation made to the abbey of l'Isle-Barbe.

VI. Held in 1077, on discipline.

VII. Held in 1100, at which Anselm of Canterbury was present. Hugo, archbishop of Lyons, demanded a subsidy to repay the expenses of his voyage to Jerusalem.

VIII. Held in 1112, against investitures.

IX. Held in 1299, under Henry de Villars, archbishop of Lyons. See Gall. Christ. tom. 4.

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