Turin, Council of (Concilium Turinense)

Turin, Council Of (Concilium Turinense)

was held at Turin, Italy, in 398, or, according to others, in 401, to settle certain differences which had arisen among. the Gallican prelates. The bishops of the province of Aix, Proculus of Marseilles, Simplicius of Vienne, and the bishop of Arles were present. As Turin was at that; time under the metropolitan of Milan, it is conjectured) that Simplicianus of Milan convoked it.

1. The first question settled in the council was that of Proculus of Marseilles, who (although that see was not in the province) desired to be recognised as metropolitan of the province of Narbonne. The council, for the sake of peace, granted to Proculus personally, but, not to his see, the right of primacy which he claimed, declaring, however, that after his death the metropolitan should be a bishop of the province itself.

2. The council took into consideration the differences, between the archbishops of Aries and Vienne, who both, pretended to the primacy of Viennese Gaul. The decision was that he of the two who could prove his city to be the metropolis of the province as to civil matters, should be considered as the lawful metropolitan, and in the meantime they were exhorted to live in peace.

3. The excuses of the bishops Octavius, Ursion, Remigius, and Triferius were considered. These prelates were accused of having conferred orders irregularly and uncanonically. The council decided that, in this case, indulgence should be granted to the four bishops; but that, in future, any bishops so violating the ancient decrees of the Church should be deprived of the right of ordaining, and of all voice in synodical assemblies; and that those who should be so ordained should be deposed. This canon was confirmed in the Council of' Riez, A.D. 439.

Several other regulations relating to the affairs of the Church were also made, and eight canons in all published. See Mansi, Concil. 2, 1155. — Landon, Manual of Councils, s.v.

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