Lyons, First Council of

Lyons, First Council of lyôN´ [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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