Key Facts:

Date 12 May 346
Location Carthage
Number of Participants 14
Chaired by Maximinus of Trier
Key Participants Euphratas of Cologne; Servatius of Tongeren
Purpose To reconcile the eastern and western bishops
Key Events Euphratas of Cologne was deposed for denying the divinity of Christ; Ursacius and Valens were accepted into communion; the works of Arius and Photinus were condemned
Additional Notes As Leclercq points out, the authenticity of this council is still in question

Surviving Documents:

Declaration of the council (C. Munier, Concilia Galliae, a.314-a.506 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1963), pp. 27-29.)


Ellies du Pin, Lewis,  A New History of Ecclesiastical Writers, (London: The Unicorn, 1693)

Leclercq, Henri, “Lay Communion,” in The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 9 (New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910)

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