Abolition of the Order of the Temple by Clement V

Following the persecutions against the Templars carried out by Philip IV, and by deliberation of the Council of Vienne, convened by Pope Clement V, the Order of the Templars was extinguished in 1312.

According to the pontifical decree, the bull Vox in excelso, the process had not proven the accusation of heresy, however, and for the good of the Church, the Order should be remodeled or suppressed, having its assets passed into the possession of lay lords, monarchies, and feudal groups. In Portugal, the goods were in the custody of the Crown.