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Second Council Of Constantinople - Coptic Wiki


The of Constantinople took place in the year 553 a.d. during the reign of Justinian. The anathematized The Three Chapters (the works of Theodoret and Ibas of Edessa) and condemned, post mortem, of Mopsuestia as the real instigator of Nestorianism. Some 165 bishops attended this council, including five bishops.

The of Rome, Vigilius, was confined and coerced into accepting the decisions of this council, after which he was permitted to return to Rome. Because of these decisions, the of Italy, Illyria, and broke off with for nearly half a century. These decisions did not change the position of the Coptic Church.