- Sep 14, 2010
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- Patriarchaat van Erps-Kwerps
I mean the entirety of the East that Rome recognized as being part of the Church after the council. My point is that within the Church that Rome recognized in the first millenium, papal approval was not necessary for the validity of a council as a whole or individual canons: a council could stand in judgment of a pope but a pope could not stand alone in judgment of a council.But when you say the East, you must be very clear that you mean the Byzantine East and not the East proper.
It's rather more complicated than this, but irrelevant to the point at hand. Of course, that most of Alexandria could dissent from the entire Council of Chalcedon shows that it did not believe that papal authority was the determining factor in a council's validity either.Nor did Alexandria when an earlier version of Canon 28 was passed in Constantinople I