The Assembly of the French Clergy endorses Louis XIV's Declaration
of Four Articles to secure the independence of the Gallican Church.
The Articles declare the Pope's power to be limited to spiritual
affairs, while even on matters of faith, his opinion requires
confirmation by the whole Church. General Councils of the Church
are judged superior to the Pope, and the independence of the
Gallican Church is asserted.
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Editors. "French clergy endorse Louis XIV's limitations on papal power". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16720, accessed 28 May 2017.]