Autun, Councils of

Autun, Councils of

(Concilium Augustodunense). This was one of the most ancient churches in France. Several councils were held here.

I. Held in 677. Six canons of this council have come down to us, one of which orders that all priests and others of the clergy shall commit to memory the Creed of Athanasius. See Labbe, Concil. 6:535.

II This council was convened in 1065 to consider the matter of Robert, duke of Burgundly whom Hugo, abbot of Clugny, brought before the council and induced to make satisfaction to Haganon, bishop of Autun, and others whom he had plundered and otherwise injured. See Richard, Diet. Univ. i, 464; Labbe, Concil. 9:1183.

III. Held by order of pope Gregory VII by his legate, Hugo, bishop of Die, in 1077. Several French and Burgundian bishops and abbots attended. Manasser of Rheims, who, having been cited, refused to appear, was suspended from the exercise of his office, having been accused of simony and of usurping that archbishopric. Certain other French bishops were brought to judgment at the same time. See Mansi, Concil. 10:360.

IV. Held Oct. 16, 1094, by Hugo, archbishop of Lyons and legate, assisted by. thirty-two bishops and several abbots. They renewed the sentence of excommunication against the emperor Henry and the antipope Guibert; also, they excommunicated for the first time Philip of France for marrying Bertrade during the lifetime of his lawful wife; but Philip, by a deputation to the pope, averted the storm for a while, and obtained a delay in the execution of the sentence until the feast of All-Saints in the following year. See Labbe, Concil. 10:499.

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