Did the Church in France go into schism?


From the time of the Declaration of the Clergy of France in 1682 to the French Revolution and the Civil Constitution of the Clergy in 1790 (which basically set up a new, national Church), the Church in France was independant of the authority of the Papacy, while the French government appointed bishops and ruled on various matters that were traditionally under the authority of the Church.

This is strikingly similar to what Henry VIII in England did. It is even reffered to as the Gallican Church. Is it then possible that the Church in France was a separate Church during this time?


The short answer is - No :slight_smile:


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