In the history of Roman Catholicism in France, the Council of Agde was held 10 September 506 at Agatha or Agde in Languedoc, under the presidency of Caesarius of Arles. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. Events By Place Byzantine Empire The Byzantine Empire and Persia accept a peace agreement based on status quo Agde is the commune in the Hérault department in southern France that is the Mediterranean port of the Canal du Midi Languedoc ( in French Lengadòc in Occitan) is a former Province of France, now continued in the modern-day ''régions'' of Languedoc-Roussillon For others with this name see Caesarius. Saint Caesarius of Arles (468/470&ndash 27 August 542) sometimes called "of It was attended by thirty-five bishops, and its forty-seven genuine canons deal "with ecclesiastical discipline". A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight One of its canons (the seventh), forbidding ecclesiastics to sell or alienate the property of the church whence they drew their living, seems to be the earliest indication of the later system of benefices. Originally a benefice was a gift of land ( Precaria) for life as a reward for services rendered
In general, its canons shed light on the moral conditions of the clergy and laity in southern France at the beginning of the transition from the Graeco-Roman social order to that of the new conquerors. In religious organizations the laity comprises all persons who are not Clergy. They are also of some importance for the study of certain early ecclesiastical institutions.
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