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Council of: 359/360 CE

First Ecumenical Council of: 381 CE

Second Ecumenical Council of: 553 CE

The Second Council of Constantinople in 553 CE was the fifth ecumenical council. The council, indeed, was wanted by Justinian rather than by the bishop of Rome or other bishops. Pope Vigilius had been brought by force from Rome to Constantinople, by the emperor’s order, already in 546 CE, because Justinian wanted him…

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Ramelli, Ilaria L.E., “Constantinople”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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