Byzatium, Council of

Byzatium, Council Of

(Concilium Byzacenum), provincial, at Byzatium, in Africa.

I. Held A.D. 397, to confirm the canons of the Council of Hippo of A.D. 393. Its synodical letter is in the acts of the Third Council of Carthage of the same year, 397 (Mansi, iii, 875).

II. Held A.D. 507, a numerous council, which insisted on filling up vacant bishoprics, king Thrasamund having forbidden this in order to extinguish the orthodox Church (Ferrand. Diac., V. Fulgent. xvi; Labb. iv, 13781380).

III. Held A.D. 541, sent a deputation to the emperor Justinian, who, in reply, confirms all the canonical privileges of the metropolitan of Carthage (Dacianus), and of the African primates (Rescripts of Justinian to the Council and to Dacianus, in Baron, ad an. 541; Labbe, v, 380).

IV. Held A.D. 602, in the cause of Crementius, or Clementius, or Clementinus, primate of the province, held at the instigation of Gregory the Great (Epist. xii, 32), who exhorts the comprovincial bishops to inquire into, and adjudicate upon, certain accusations that were current against their metropolitan (Labbe, v, 1612).

V. Held A.D. 646, under Stephen, the metropolitan, against the Monothelites (Labbe, v, 1835; vi, 133).

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