Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 129
The Council of Carthage (North Africa, AD 345/348) orders that presbyters should be judged by six bishops.
Canon 11
[...] Vnde si quis tumidus uel contumeliosus extiterit in maiorem natu uel aliquam causam habuerit, a tribus uicinis episcopis, si diaconus est qui arguitur; si presbyter, est a sex; si episcopus, a duodecim consacerdotibus audiatur.
(ed. Munier 1974: 8)
Canon 11
[...] So if someone becomes haughty or insolent against a person of higher birth, or has any other case, if he is a deacon, he will be heard by three neighbouring bishops, if a presbyter, by six, and if a bishop, by twelve of his colleagues in priesthood.
(trans. S. Adamiak)


The canon regulates the ecclesiastical judicial procedure in the case of a crime committed by higher clergy. The term "consacerdos" is applied here to bishops alone.
See also [162], [237], and [758].

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Carthage

About the source:

Title: Council of Carthage 345/348, Concilium Carthaginense sub Grato a. 345/348, Concilium Carthaginis Africae primum
Origin: Hippo Regius (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The synod of Catholic bishops gathered between AD 345 and 348, mainly in order to resist the Donatists.
Ch. Munier ed., Concilia Africae a. 345-a. 525, Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina 149, Turnhoult 1974.


Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
    Public law - Ecclesiastical
      Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
        Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER129,