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The nuncio to France, Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, writes [to Cardinal Bandini], among other things, that he continues to pursue the cardinal ring fee from the archbishop of Paris even while away from Paris; yet without any effect so far. The…

Letter from the nuncio to France Celio Piccolomini, to PF. He writes regarding the forwarding of a letter from William Ballantyne, prefect of the Scottish mission (159r-160v, 161v (database item 328)), and wants to know if PF is willing to grant…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Celio Piccolomini to PF, stating that he will talk to the Marshal de la Meilleraye, as the prefect has ordered in his letter dated the 15 October. The nuncio will also explain to him why PF is not willing to appoint…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Celio Piccolomini to PF, in which he states that since PF has agreed to the request sent by Marshal de La Meilleraye to appoint a bishop for Madagascar on 14 June 1660, Marshal has now proposed three candidates, all…

Letter from the minister of the Holy See to PF. Being in Visconte, he enjoys the opportunity to see the lieutenant of justice on a daily basis. The justice has continued to show his compassion with the suffering of regular, and secular slave priests…

This is not a visitation report, but a complaint from the bishop of Soissons about the dean and clerics of the church in Soissons, who claim exemption from his jurisdiction. The bishop requests the congregation to help establish and clarify his…

Letter from Scipio Costaguti, archbishop of Carthage, to Monsignor Tighetti. He writes that PF had asked him to appoint a vicar in Algiers and Tunis, since both cities fall under his jurisdiction. Therefore he has written two patents and testifies…

Letter from Robert Monro to PF. He writes from the mountains areas of Scotland. He states that should there be more missionaries who speak Gaelic in the area, it would be much easier to convert people to Catholicism. The children from poor parents…

Letter from PF to the procurator general of four churches in Rome: Santa Francesca, [now Santa Maria Nova?], S. Carlino [San Carlo alle quattro fonte?], S. Dionisio and S. Adriano [San Adriano al Foro?]. PF asks them to save Vincenzo Piccinini who…

Letter from PF to the governor of Rome [Marzio Ginetti]. PF wants to refund 850 scudi to Giuseppe Giauera [Giuseppe Guevara], Serafino [Serafino Piccinini] and Gio' Vincenzo dè Piccinini [Giovanni Vincenzo Piccinini]. They had been forced to pay the…

Copy of a letter from PF to monsignor S. Lusio. PF writes that the vicar apostolic of Algiers [Jean Le Vacher] has asked for some indulgences. Now that the request is approved by the Congregation of Indulgences, Lusio is asked to present the case to…

Letter from PF to Cardinal Norfolk, stating that the cardinals have decided to forward to him the request for faculties of Alexander Winster (prefect of the Scottish mission). The request was made on behalf of the missionary who has taken the place…

Letter from PF to Alexander Lesley. It announces that the cardinals have chosen him as a visitor of Scotland, and that for this purpose he should use the instruction that was attached to the original letter. He will receive 100 scudi for his…

Letter from PF to the secretary of the secretary of briefs to princes and latin letters, [Mons'r Alusio?]. The defense given to the pope by the trinitarian procurator general [Domenico Jafurt], has been returned to PF on 13 May 1671, by [Alusio?]. PF…

Letter from Pallavicino to PF Prefect. There has been some uproar in Barbaria, because of the voluntary conversion of two girls to Christianity. Because of the orders given to him by PF on 14 July 1672, he has informed PF about the situation in a…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, to PF mentioning, among other things, that the bishop of Babylon went to Catalonia to exercise episcopal functions, on account of the lack of bishops in that province. The nuncio says that he…

Letter from Marcello Costa to PF secretary. A month and a half ago he was assigned 30 scudi annually for the mission in Bizerte, for which he received the patent from Monsù Levacher [Jean Le Vacher]. This meant that he lost the right to receive…

Letter from Marcello Costa to PF prefect. In a letter from 30 September 1673 PF asked him to help two Tinitarians, Francesco Arendieta and Francesco Ruiz; they are still in Tabarca, but will need to be supported once they arrive. On 5 March two…

Letter from Maro Aurelio Bongrazij to PF. The Governatori delle Armi demands willingness to serve PF, in her demands in the matter of the Turkish slaves. But to tell the truth, Cavaliere Malaspina, (commander of the papal galleys), refuses to…

Letter from Maro Aurelio Bongrazij to PF. Following the orders of the Governatori delle Armi, and Cavaliere Malaspine (the commandor of the galleys), the most prominent slaves have been interrogated. They need to know whether they ever encountered…

Letter from Luca Palmaro, a slave in Tunis, to PF. He writes that he gave Jean Le Vacher 150 pezze during the plague. Jean Le Vacher once gave him 30 pezze for his needs. When the epidemic was over, Palmaro asked for the other 120 pezze back, but…

Letter from Julien Guérin with several details about the Tunis mission, emphasizing the chronic lack of priests and asking for advice on dealing with irregularities among the Christian slaves in the city, such as usury and buying stolen goods. The…

Letter from Julien Guérin to Cardinal Capponi, accompanying a few letters he is forwarding to PF and which he received from a Maur. Guérin apologizes that the letters are open, but he found them in this state. Guérin also mentions that: a) the plague…

Letter from Julien Guérin to PF: a) requesting the faculty to grant a marriage dispensation to a couple who had formerly renegated the Christian faith but currently live like Christians, so that they could legitimize their children; b) relating about…

Copy of a letter from Giovanni Iruino [John Irvin] to [William Lesley?]. He writes that in London he got his missionary patent and a letter from Cardinal "arberino" [Albericci], but no money. Some time ago he arrived in Edinburgh where he met…

Copy of a letter fragment from the archbishop of Paris to Cardinal Bentivoglio regarding the cardinal ring fee, in which the archbishop explains that it is not his responsibility to pay it.

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to Mario Alberizzi, in which he explains what happened with the sum of 1,000 pezze that is in the possession of PF, and also claimed by "some Maltese in Rome." He writes that this sum was given by the late Dey to Giuseppe…

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to PF. He received two letters from PF, one dated 5 May 1681, and the other dated 17 October 1681. In the first letter, they ask him about his opinion on a new missionary. He already responded to this request, by saying…

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to PF. Some days ago he received a letter from a CM superior in Rome, from which Le Vacher understood that Altieri believed that he had extended his jurisdiction over Tripoli, where he had sent a censure of excommunication.…

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to PF. The provicar of Tunis [Giuseppe Maria Da Bologna] gave Le Vacher some time ago a letter from PF dated 5 April 1680. In this letter PF asks him to inform them about the scandals committed by a Calabrian priest…
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