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#449 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Challenge of the Papacy

Pope Leo finds that the collapse of the Western Roman Empire makes it more difficult for him to assert his authority in Gaul, Hispaniae and Northern Africa. Yet, the support of Emperor Valentinian III provides a strong boost to Leo in those lands still under imperial control.

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Icon of Leo the Great. Photo by Wlbw68

Letter of Pope Leo on the conflict with Hilary of Arles

Letter of Pope Leo to Bishop Turibus on the Priscillians

Valentinian III’s decree endorsing papal authority

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#448 – A History of the Catholic Church – Plenitudo Potestatis

Pope Leo the Great seeks to exercise his authority over the Church of Italy to ensure right practice and right doctrine – particularly in struggles against resurgent Manicheanism and Pelagianism.

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Icon of Leo the Great.

Leo on prohibiting episcopal ordination to slaves on serfs

Leo the the bishops of Sicily on baptism

Leo on the Manicheans

Leo on the Pelagians

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#448 – A History of the Catholic Church – Plenitutudo Potestatis