Trosle, Council of (Conciliunm Trosleianum)
Trosle, Council Of (Conciliunm Trosleianum)
was held in Trosle, a small village near Soissons, France. It assembled June 26, 909, Herive, archbishop of Rheims, presiding. The decrees of this council are signed by twelve prelates, and are contained in fifteen chapters; they are in the form rather of long exhortations than of canons, showing the pitiable condition of the Church,
1. Orders due respect to the Church, to clerks, and to monks.
3. Relates to the reform of abuses in monastic institutions.
4. Anathematizes those who pillage the Church.
5. Anathematizes those who injure and persecute the clergy.
6. Is directed against those who refuse tithe.
7. Against rapine and robbery, and orders restitution.
8. Is directed against the violent abduction of women, and incest.
9. Forbids priests to have women in their houses.
10. Exhorts all Christians to charity, and to avoid luxury and excess.
11. Forbids perjury and on the breaking.
12. Is directed against passionate and litigious persons.
13. Against liars and homicides.
14. Denounces those who plunder the property of bishops after their death.
15. Contains an exhortation to all the faithful to abstain from sin and to do their duty. See Mansi, Concil. 9:520.