Holmpatrick, Council of

Holmpatrick, Council of held at Holmpatrick, an island off the eastern coast of Ireland, in 1148, by the advice of the pope, Innocent II, to consider the question of granting the pall to the archbishops of Armagh and Cashel. This synod was attended by fifteen bishops and two hundred priests. The council lasted four days, the first three of which were occupied with questions concerning the general welfare of the Church, confining the question of the palls to the last day. The result was a formal petition to pope Eugenius III (who had meanwhile succeeded Innocent), which Malachy O'Morgais, a former archbishop of Armagh, was commissioned to carry to Rome, in favor of the grant. Todd,

Hist. of Ancient Church in Ireland, p. 113; Landon's Manual of Councils, p. 265, 266.

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