Cambrai, Council of

Cambrai, Council Of

(Concilium (Cameracense), was held in August, 1565, in the city of that name in France, Maximilian, archbishop and duke of Cambrai, presiding, assisted by the bishops of Tournai, Arras, St. Omer, and Namur. Twenty-

two decrees were published, each of which contains several chapters. The titles of the decrees are as follows:

1. Of heretical books. 2. Of theological lectures in chapters and monasteries. 3. Of schools. 4. Of seminaries. 5. Of doctrine, and the preaching of the Word of God. 6. Of ceremonies, and the holy offices. 7. Of the ministry. 8. Of the life and conversation of clerks. 9. Of the examination of bishops. 10. Of the examination of pastors. 11. Of the residence of bishops and curates. 12. Of the residence of pastors, and their duties. 13. Of visitation. 14. Of the ecclesiastical power and jurisdiction. 15. Of matrimony. 16. Of tithes, etc. 17. Of purgatory. 18. Of monasteries. 19. Of the saints. 20. Of images. 21. Of relics. 22. Of indulgences.

The 3d, relating to schools, contains six chapters; it orders that they be visited by the curate every month, and by the rural dean at least once in each year, in order that a report may be made to the bishop.

The 12th enjoins the wearing of the surface and stole by the priests, when they carry the holy sacrament to the sick, and also that a clerk carry a lighted taper and bell, that the people may be warned of its approach, and of their duty towards the holy sacrament and to the sick person.

Finally, the council confirmed the decrees of the Council of Trent. See Labbe, Concil. xv, 147.

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