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Councils of Vaison

Two church councils (synods) were held at Vaison in SE France in the fifth and sixth centuries. The first (442) enacted ten canons, most of which were aimed at strengthening the power of bishops: e.g., presbyters should not have fellowship with those who were enemies of their bishop. The president was probably Nectarius of Vienne. The second was held in 529 and enacted five canons, one of which required regular prayers to be said for the bishop of Rome. Others related to the Mass, one of them requiring the repetition of the Kyrie Eleison (“Lord, have mercy”).