Key Facts:

Date September 13, 401
Location Carthage
Purpose To restore religious peace and unity between Catholics and Donatists
Key Event publication of disciplinary canons: reminded the higher clergy of their obligations of continence and stability, forbade misappropriation of vacant sees, obliged bishops to attend councils, forbade them from having pagans or heretics as heirs, forbade them from making an unaffiliated monk head of a monstery, prescribed baptism for those whose baptism was uncertain, laid down laws for appeal for condemned clergy, set up a commission to restore order in the church of Hippo Diarrytus


Munier, Ch. “Carthage” in Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014)

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