In 1862, MOC held its first meeting. The attendees were priests elected by church-goers of every church. Among the first decision was the prohibition of tobacco and closure of brothels. In May 1863, the council requested to end the Arab-British conflicts in Wudi. A few years later, the council issued a decree against vandalising Jewish property.
Pap Konrád was convicted of treason when letters to pro-Ottoman clerics were found at his residence. He was given Sainthood.