Catholic Church in France
The Catholic Church of France, sometimes called the "eldest daughter of the Church" owing to its early and unbroken communion (2nd century) with the bishop of Rome, is part of the worldwide Catholic C...
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History of Roman Catholicism in France
The history of Roman Catholicism in France is inseparable from the history of France, and should be analyzed in its peculiar relationship with the State, with which it was progressively confused, conf...
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List of the Roman Catholic dioceses of France
The following is the list of the Roman Catholic dioceses of France since 2002. See also the List of Ancien Régime dioceses of France and the List of French dioceses in the 19th and 20th century for in...
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First Council of Orléans
The First Council of Orléans was convoked by Clovis I in 511. Shortly before his death, Clovis called a synod of Gallic bishops to meet at Orléans to reform the church and create a strong link betwee...
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Western Schism
The Western Schism or Papal Schism was a split within the Roman Catholic Church from 1378 to 1417. Several men simultaneously claimed to be the true pope. Driven by politics rather than any theologica...
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Comtat Venaissin
The Comtat Venaissin (Provençal: lou Coumtat Venessin, Mistralian norm: la Coumtat, classical norm: lo Comtat Venaicin; "County of Venaissin"), often called the Comtat for short was a part of the Papa...
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Surprise of Meaux
The surprise of Meaux (La surprise de Meaux) was a conspiracy organised in 1567 by Louis I de Bourbon, prince de Condé to capture Charles IX and the rest of the French royal family. It failed, and sp...
Grand Almoner of France
The Grand Almoner of France (French: Grand aumônier de France) was an officer of the French monarchy and a member of the Maison du Roi ("King's Household") during the Ancien Régime. He directed th...
Henri Le Floch
Father Henri Le Floch was a Spiritan and the rector of the French Seminary (Collège Français) in Rome in the early 20th century until the late 1920s.He is chiefly remembered for the formative influenc...
Guillaume Court
Guillaume Court (died 1361) was a French Cistercian theologian and Cardinal. He was briefly bishop of Nîmes, and then bishop of Albi, in 1337, but only for a year, as Pope Benedict XII shortly elevate...
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Cathar Perfect
Perfect (also known as a Parfait in French or Perfectus in Latin) was the name given by Bernard of Clairvaux to a monk of the medieval Christian religious movement of southern France and northern Ita...
Shepherds' Crusade (1320)
The Shepherds' Crusade of 1320 was a popular movement in northern France aimed to help the Reconquista of Iberia.
The causes are complex, however, at that time a wake of famines had set in related...
1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and the State
The 1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and State (French: loi du 9 décembre 1905 concernant la séparation des Églises et de l'État) was passed by the Chamber of Deputies on 9 December 1...
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Pope Clement V
Pope Clement V (Latin: Clemens V; c. 1264 – 20 April 1314), born Raymond Bertrand de Got (also occasionally spelled de Guoth and de Goth), was Pope from 5 June 1305 to his death in 1314. He is inf...
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Antipope Nicholas V
Nicholas V, born Pietro Rainalducci (c. 1260 – 16 October 1333) was an antipope in Italy from 12 May 1328 to 25 July 1330 during the pontificate of Pope John XXII (1316–34) at Avignon. He was the last...
List of Ancien Régime dioceses of France
French Ancien Régime Roman Catholic dioceses and ecclesiastical provinces were heirs of Late Roman civitates (themselves created out of Gaulish tribes) and provinces.
Most of them were created dur...
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Malcontents
Malcontents can refer to two political groups in the 16th century:It means literally The dissatisfied.For other uses, see
Antipope Benedict XIII
Benedict XIII, born Pedro Martínez de Luna y Pérez de Gotor (25 November 1328 – 23 May 1423), known as el Papa Luna in Spanish, was an Aragonese nobleman, who is officially considered by the Catholic ...
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Arnaud de Pellegrue
Arnaud de Pellegrue (died August 1331) was a cardinal-nephew of Pope Clement V, the first pope of the Avignon Papacy.He was born in Château Lamothe, Ancient Diocese of Bazas to the "ancient and noble"...
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Ultrajectine
The Ultrajectine tradition is that of the Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands headquartered at Utrecht, Netherlands, including the anti-Papal-primacy and Jansenist tendency of that independent chur...
Synod of Arles
Arles (ancient Arelate) in the south of Roman Gaul (modern France) hosted several councils or synods referred to as Concilium Arelatense in the history of the early Christian church.
The first cou...
Ex-Voto de 1662
Ex-Voto de 1662 is a painting by the French artist Philippe de Champaigne held in Paris's Louvre. One of Champaigne's most accomplished works, it is a votive offering (an ex-voto) by the painter which...
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Louis-Alexandre Expilly de la Poipe
Louis-Alexandre Expilly de la Poipe (24 February 1743 in Brest – 22 May 1794 in Brest) was rector of Saint-Martin-des-Champs near Morlaix in Léon, North Finistère. He was one of two deputies elected i...
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St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre (Massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy in French) in 1572 was a targeted group of assassinations, followed by a wave of Catholic mob violence, both directed against the Hu...
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Port-Royal-des-Champs
2°0′58″E / 48.74417°N 2.01611°E / 48.74417; 2.01611Port-Royal-des-Champs was an abbey of Cistercian nuns in Magny-les-Hameaux, in the Vallée de Chevreuse southwest of Paris th...
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Avignon Exchange
The Avignon Exchange was one of the first foreign exchange markets in history, established in the Comtat Venaissin during the Avignon Papacy. The Exchange was composed of the agents (factores) of the ...
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Roman Catholicism in France
The Catholic Church of France, sometimes called the "eldest daughter of the Church" owing to its early and unbroken communion (2nd century) with the bishop of Rome, is part of the worldwide Catholic C...
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Credentes
Credentes or Believers, were the ordinary followers of what became known as the Cathar or Albigensian movement, a Christian sect which flourished in western Europe during the 11th, 12th and 13th Centu...
Fifth Council of Orléans
The Fifth Council of Orléans (October 549) assembled nine archbishops and forty-one bishops. Sacerdos of Lyon presided over this council.After defending Mark, Bishop of Orléans, from attacks made upo...
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Unigenitus
Unigenitus (named for its Latin opening words Unigenitus dei filius, or "Only-begotten son of God"), an apostolic constitution in the form of a papal bull promulgated by Pope Clement XI in 1713, opene...
Papal conclave, 1362
The papal conclave, 1362 elected William Grimoard as Pope Urban V to succeed Pope Innocent VI in the Palais des Papes of Avignon, continuing the Avignon Papacy.
Twenty cardinals entered the concla...
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