First Lateran Council


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Noun1.First Lateran Council - the first council of the Western Church held in the Lateran Palace in 1123; focused on church discipline and made plans to recover the Holy Lands from the Muslim `infidels'
Lateran Council - any of five general councils of the Western Catholic Church that were held in the Lateran Palace
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The First Lateran Council gives way to the Second, Third and Fourth.
The Ninth (Ecumenical / First Lateran Council (the first one held in the Lateran)
As for celibacy, in 1123 the first Lateran Council once again forbade priests to marry while those who had wives were told to leave them.