Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. XIV:
Early Church Fathers
The Canons of the Synods of Sardica, Carthage, Constantinople, and Carthage Under St. Cyprian, Which Canons Were Received by the Council in Trullo and Ratified by II. Nice.: Canon CIV
Canon CIV. (Greek cvii.)
Of these who ask from the Emperor that secular judges may take cognizance of their causes.
It seemed good that whoever should seek from the Emperor, that secular judges should take cognizance of his business, should be deprived of his office; if however, he had asked from the Emperor an episcopal trial, no objection should be made.
Ancient Epitome of Canon CIV.
Let not him be a bishop who from the Emperor seeks a public judgment.
This canon is Canon X. of Carthage, a.d. 407.
See Canon Ant., 12.
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