Saturday, March 31, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 9th sacred

Pope Nicholas I, 858-867
- he tried to demonstrate the papal power that the “Pseudo-Isidorian Decrees” claimed for the pope
- (1) Lothair II of Lorraine divorced his wife in order to marry his mistress - it was approved by bishops in France, but the wife appealed to Nicholas, who ruled the divorce void, set aside the decision for Lothair, and excommunicated the bishops who had supported the king
- (2) Hincmar of Rheims had deposed Rothad of Soissans, who appealed to the pope - quoting the Pseudo-Isidorian Decrees, Nicholas ruled that the deposition was invalid and forced Hincmar to take Rothad back

No comments:

Post a Comment