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St. Tudgual (Tugdual, Tudual), said to be the nephew of St. Brieuc (who had emigrated from Cardigan), was a bishop who came to Brittany from overseas (Scotland), and was appointed by his uncle Brieuc at the close of the fifth century as superior of the monastery of Tréguier, which Tudual had founded. The biography of St. Tudual, composed after the middle of the ninth century, relates that Tudual, wishing to confirm his authority by royal approval, travelled to the court of King Childebert I, who ordered him consecrated Bishop of Tréguier.Louis Duchesne, however, argued that it was King Nomenoe who, in the middle of the ninth century, had the monastery of Tréguier raised to the dignity of an episcopal see.
Numerous synods were held at Tréguier in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries,[weasel words] and passed regulations for the discipline of the Breton churches.
^He came with 72 disciples (the same number of disciples as Jesus had), according to the First Life and the Third Life. He went to the court of King Childebert with twelve disciples (the same number of apostles as Jesus had): La Borderie, p. 13, 25.
^La Borderie, p. 13: Tunc rex dedit illi episcopatum et praesulatum super suas parrochias et sanctis qui cum eo venerunt, et ibi eum ordinare fecit in episcopali gradu. ('Then the king gave him the diocese and the episcopal control over his parishes and the saints who had come with him, and there ordered him to be ordained a bishop.') And on that day he sang a Mass in the presence of the King....