Key Facts:

Date 253
Location Carthage
Number of Participants 18/66
Purpose To criticize bishop Terapius of Bulla for admitting the priest Victor to communion before he gave proper penance.
Key Events The council did not annul Terapius’ acceptance into communion once again; baptisms were approved prior to the eighth day; Pope Lucius was congratulated on his return from exile.

Surviving Documents:

Epistle (Cyprian of Carthage)


Munier, Ch. “Carthage” in The Encyclopedia of the Early Church (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).


Last updated: 11-9-2010

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