Council of Clermont


The Council of Clermont in central France was held in November 1095 and witnessed Pope Urban II's (r. 1088-1099) historic call for the First Crusade (1095-1102) to capture Jerusalem for Christendom from its Muslim occupiers. The Pope's speech to the church hierarchy and crowd of laymen at Clermont famously promised all participants a remission of their sins.

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