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The resolutions of the Lambeth Conferences have never been regarded as synodical decrees, but their weight has increased with each conference.
When Leo the Isaurian published his decrees against the worship of images in 726, Gregory II.
He was to draw up a written treatise, stating the course he proposed, and defending it by arguments from scripture, the fathers and the decrees of general councils.
A system begins to be formed, and the secular arm supports empire the decrees of the Church.
Leo I., although he recognized the council as ecumenical and confirmed its doctrinal decrees, rejected canon xxviii.