Venice, Council of (Concilium Venitum)
Venice, Council Of (Concilium Venitum)
Venice is a fortified city of Italy, capital of the province of the same name, situated in the lagoons of Venice, on eighty islands, at the head of the Adriatic. An ecclesiastical council was held here in 1177 by pope Alexander III, assisted by his cardinals and several bishops from Italy, Germany, Lombardy, and Tuscany. The emperor Frederick, who had previously renounced the schism and made peace with Alexander, was present. The pope pronounced sentence of excommunication against all troublers of the peace. See Manisi, Concil. 10:1481. — Landon, Manual of Councils, p. 674.