Arenda, Council of

Arenda, Council of (Concilium Arendense), wars held in December, 1473, at Arenda, in Spain, in order that some remedy might be applied to correct the ignorance and immorality of the clergy. Alfonso, archbishop of Toledo, with his suffragans, made there twenty-nine rules of discipline, among which are the following:-viz. that no one shall be admitted to holy orders who is not acquainted with Latin; that the clergy shall not wear mourning; that bishops shall not appear in public without the rochette; that they shall never wear any garment made of silk; that they shall cause the Holy Scriptures to be read at their table, etc. The other canons relate to such cases' as fornication among the clergy, clandestine marriages, simony, shows and dramatic representations held in churches, sports forbidden to clerks, duels, rapes, etc. This is the same with the Council of Toledo of the same year. See Labbe, Concil. 13:1448..

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