Lyons, First Council of

Lyons, First Council of lyôNˈ [key], 1245, 13th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church, convened at Lyons, France, by Pope Innocent IV to deal with his struggle with Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. In spite of the defense of Frederick by his ambassador, he was declared deposed by the council. The action was without effect.

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