Perpignan, Council of

Perpignan, Council Of was convened Nov. 1, 1408, by pope Benedict XIII in the city of Perpignan, in the Eastern Pyrenees, and then belonging to the kingdom of Navarre, whither this rival pope had been obliged to retire from Avignon after the withdrawal of French support. This council was intended to anticipate the action of the council to meet shortly after at Pisa (in 1409). in order to terminate the long-continued schism of the Church. The Council of Perpignan was attended only by a few French and Spanish ecclesiastics, and they quitted the council when they found Benedict stubbornly refusing to resign the pontifical honors. No action was taken by the council worthy of notice. SEE BENEDICT XIII (a).

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