PASCHAL II 1099-1118

 

LATERAN COUNCIL 1102

 

(Against Henry IV)

 

The Obedience Owed the Church *

 

[Formula prescribed for all the cities of the Eastern Church]

 

357 I declare anathema every heresy and especially that one which disturbs the position of the present Church, which teaches and declares that excommunication is to be despised and that the restrictions of the Church are to be cast aside. Moreover, I promise obedience to Paschal, the supreme Pontiff of the Apostolic See, and to his successors under the testimony of Christ and the Church, affirming what the holy and universal Church affirms and condemning what she condemns.