Copenhagen, Council of

Copenhagen, Council Of

(Concilium Hafniense). The place in which this council was held is not altogether certain; it was assembled by Peter Lukins, archbishop of Lund, in 1425. His suffragans, and some other bishops, abbots, etc., were present. A synodal letter was drawn up for the re-establishment of discipline, and the reformation of morals among both clergy and laity. These rules forbid luxury, drunkenness, frequenting wine-shops, carrying arms, having concubines, etc. All troublers of State or Church were excommunicated; nuns were forbidden to leave their convent without permission, and bishops to ordain any one belonging to another diocese without the consent of the bishop of that diocese. See Labbe, Concil. 12:380. Landon, Man. of Councils, s.v.

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