Clermont Council of 1095

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Clermont Council of 1095

 

a church council convoked by Pope Urban II in the French city of Clermont (now Clermont-Ferrand).

The Clermont Council was attended by a large number of the Catholic clergy and many laymen, mainly French grandees and knights. The council confirmed the binding force of the “Truce of God” for all Christians and excommunicated the French king Philip I, who had deserted his wife and married again in 1092. After the conclusion of the council, on November 26, Urban II proclaimed a crusade against the Muslims, promising participants, among other things, remission of sins and release from debts.

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