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The sixth decree of the Lateran synod of 10J9 forbade any cleric to accept Church office from a layman.
We may still hold the opinion of Dollinger that it was intended to impress the barbarian Pippin and justify in his eyes the Frank intervention in favour of the pope in Italy; or we may share the view of Loening (rejected by Brunner, Rechtsgeschichte) that the forgery was a pious fraud on the part of a cleric of the Curia, committed under Adrian I., 4 with the idea of giving a legal basis to territorial dominion which that pope had succeeded in establishing in Italy.
Of the facts of his life we know practically nothing, except that he was not a cleric but a "c scholasticus" or advocate.