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Lateran Council, First

First Lateran Council, 1123, 9th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church, summoned by Pope Calixtus II to signal the end of the investiture controversy by confirming the Concordat of Worms (1122). It was held in the Lateran Palace, Rome, making it the first council to be held in Western Europe. Many of the council's decrees became part of the evolving corpus of medieval Latin canon law.

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Lateran Councils

Lateran Councils. A series of councils of the Roman Catholic Church held at the Lateran Palace in Rome from the 7th to the 18th cents. Five are considered ecumenical, of which the most important was the Fourth (1215), with a definition of the eucharist in which the word ‘transubstantiate’ was used for the first time, and annual confession for all Christians was prescribed.

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