(754). Called by Constantine* V, who intended it to be the 7th ecumenical council; met at Constantinople; the pope declined to come, and the patriarchs of Jerusalem, Antioch, and Alexandria could not attend; condemned worship of images and anathematized John* of Demascus. The emp. enforced the ruling, but the council was later disavowed. See also Caroline Books.
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