Canon 13 of the Council of Hippo (North Africa, AD 393), preserved in the "Breviarium Hipponense" (AD 397), warns bishops and clerics not to emancipate their sons too early.
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Vt episcopi uel clerici filios suos a sua potestate per emancipationem exire non sinant, nisi de moribus eorum et de aetate fuerint securi, ut possint ad eos iam propria pertinere peccata.
(ed. Munier 1974: 37)
Bishops and clerics should not allow their sons to be emancipated unless they are sure of their mores and age, so that they can be responsible for their own sins.
(trans. S. Adamiak)
Place of event:
Latin North Africa
About the source:
Title: Breuiarium Hipponense Origin: Carthage (Latin North Africa) Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The bishops of Byzacena arrived too early for the African plenary council at Carthage in AD 397. Since they had to leave the city before the actual beginning of the proceedings Aurelius of Carthage charged them with editing the decisions of the Council of Hippo of AD 393. The document drafted in this way and accepted on 13 August 397 was called the "Breviarium Hipponense", and it was included later in the Canons in causa Apiarii from AD 419, Registri Ecclesiae Carthaginensis Excerpta, Breviarium of Ferrandus and Statuta Ecclesiae Antiqua.
C. Munier ed., Concilia Africae a. 345-a. 525, Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina 149, Turnhoult 1974, 23-53.
Family life - Offspring
Described by a title - Clericus
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