Rothad of Soissons

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Rothad of Soissons (died 869) was Bishop of Soissons. In a conflict of authority with Hincmar of Reims, he was deposed as Bishop in 862/3, by the Synod of Soissons. The issue was whether Rothad, suffragan bishop to Hincmar, had the legal right to deprive a priest.[1]

Rothad was restored in 865 by Pope Nicholas I, through the papal legate Arsenius, Bishop of Orta.[2] The hearing in Rome of his case has been cited as the first judicial use of the False Decretals[3]

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