Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 544
Canon 8 of the so-called Second Council of Arles (Gaul, AD 442-506) forbids receiving in communion clerics excommunicated in other dioceses.
Canon 8
Si quis excommunicatum alterius, siue clericum, siue saecularem, recipere post interdictum praesumpserit, nouerit se reum fraternitatis factum causam in concilio redditurum.
(ed. Munier 1963: 115)
Canon 8
If one would dare to receive [in communion] someone excommunicated (no matter if it is a cleric, or a layman) by another, let him know that he will have to explain the case of this familiarity at the council.
(trans. J. Szafranowski)

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Arles

About the source:

Title: Second Council of Arles, Concilium Arelatense Secundum
Origin: Arles (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The so-called Second Council of Arles is in fact a collection of canons from several councils, namely the First Council of Arles in 314, the First Council of Nicea in 325, the First Council of Orange in 441, and the Council of Vaison 442. Therefore, the terminus post quem of the collection must be 442 and the terminus ante quem probably 506, the date of the Council of Agde, whose acts are not included in the collection. This collection also includes some canons of unknown origin, which are the only ones included in the database.
Ch. Munier ed., Concilia Galliae a. 314-a. 506, Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina 148, Turnhoult 1963.


Described by a title - Clericus
    Administration of justice - Ecclesiastical
      Administration of justice - Excommunication/Anathema
        Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: J. Szafranowski, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER544,