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St Alexander bishop of Alexandria called the Council of Nicea to deal with some of the heresies of the time such as Arianism and Novatianism This council lasted 2 months and twelve days and had 318 bishops in attendance The benefits from this council were important to reaffirming the faith It stated that all people could be forgiven of their sins no matter how bad the sin is as long as the person was truly sorry for what he has done The Nicene Creed is also a product of this council The Nicene Creed is a proclamation of our beliefs as Catholics Council of Ephesus 431 The Council of Ephesus was called to deal with the heresies of Nestorianism and Pelagianism There were over 200 bishops present under the guidance of St Cyril who was representing Pope Celestine The major contributions to faith brought forth from this council was that Mary is truly the mother of God Theotokes and that Jesus was both God and man in one being Council of Chalcedon 451 The Council of Chalcedon was called by Pope Leo the Great to handle the heresy of Menophytism The Emperor Marcian was in attendance along with over 150 Bishops This council denounced Menophytism and stated that Christ had two natures divine and human which were both in one being Fourth Lateran Council 1215 Pope Innocent III held the Fourth Lateran Council as a call for spiritual reform Over 1200 of the worlds leading churchmen were in attendance at this council This council did many things to affirm the faith It brought about a reform in clerical life religious instruction in vernacular condemned many of the heresies going on at the time seal of confession priests cannot release what you confess during reconciliation annual confessions and Eucharist
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