A number of councils or syns. were held at Orléans, Fr. The 1st, called by Clovis* I, met 511. Matters treated in its 31 canons included inviolability of chs. as sanctuaries; ordination; jurisdiction of bps.; prohibition of remarriage of widows of priests or deacons; exclusion of monks who marry from orders; prescription of 40 days fast before Easter; use of income from ch. property; observation of Rogation Days. Councils in 533, 538, 541, and 549 gave considerable attention to soc. concerns. The council of 1022 was called against Manichaeism.* See also Simony.
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