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The Establishment of the Scottish Provincial Council

The Establishment of the Scottish Provincial Council DONALD E. R. WATT I ST ANDREWS Among the canons of the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 are two which deal with the duty of metropolitans to hold provincial councils annually. The first of these (canon VI) instructs that on the basis of reports submitted from each diocese of the province the council is to consider diligently the correction of faults, secure observance of the canonical rules, and inflict due punishment on transgressors. The second (canon XXX) orders an annual review by the council of the way patronage over ecclesiastical benefices is being exercised by heads of churches and corporate chapters • The response of the metropolitans of the Western Church to these and other canons of this Lateran Council was in the nature of things widely variable. Here the response of the church in the kingdom of Scotland is considered. Since it comprised a group of ten exempt dioceses over which Rome claimed direct authority, together with one other diocese (Whitham or Galloway) which acknowledged the metropolitan author­ ity of the archbishop of York in the neighbouring kingdom of England, it had no experience of following the lead of one bishop superior to the rest, and so had http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annuarium Historiae Conciliorum Brill

The Establishment of the Scottish Provincial Council

Annuarium Historiae Conciliorum , Volume 27-28 (1): 10 – Feb 16, 1995

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DONALD E. R. WATT I ST ANDREWS Among the canons of the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 are two which deal with the duty of metropolitans to hold provincial councils annually. The first of these (canon VI) instructs that on the basis of reports submitted from each diocese of the province the council is to consider diligently the correction of faults, secure observance of the canonical rules, and inflict due punishment on transgressors. The second (canon XXX) orders an annual review by the council of the way patronage over ecclesiastical benefices is being exercised by heads of churches and corporate chapters • The response of the metropolitans of the Western Church to these and other canons of this Lateran Council was in the nature of things widely variable. Here the response of the church in the kingdom of Scotland is considered. Since it comprised a group of ten exempt dioceses over which Rome claimed direct authority, together with one other diocese (Whitham or Galloway) which acknowledged the metropolitan author­ ity of the archbishop of York in the neighbouring kingdom of England, it had no experience of following the lead of one bishop superior to the rest, and so had

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Annuarium Historiae ConciliorumBrill

Published: Feb 16, 1995

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