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Petition on behalf of Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic in Tunis, to PF. He writes that there are many slaves in Tunis, but too few priests, meaning that not all slaves can easily attend mass (as they used to). Therefore he asks for the faculty that…

Petition on behalf of Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic in Tunis, to PF. He asks for three things: a) a new decree that clearly states that all members of religious orders (whether free or slaves), fall under his authority, and that he recieves the…

Petition on behalf of Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic in Tunis to PF. He asks that his mission be extended to Tripoli, as had been the case for his predecessor Julien Guérin. Le Vacher wants to be able to visit Tripoli, since currently there are many…

Small note from Vincent de Paul and Lambert [aux Couteaux] to the nuncio, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, in which they ask him to write to PF and request faculties for Philippe Le Vacher for the Algiers mission. An Italian translation can be found on f.…

Report on Madagascar, describing its size and location. It furthermore describes that many CM priests have worked there, converting more than 5,000 Christians; only one of whom survived. The report states that Marshal de La Meilleraye is expanding…

Translation (from French) of a report on Madagascar, describing its size and location. It furthermore describes that many CM priests have worked there, converting more than 5,000 Christians. The report states that Marshal de La Meilleraye is…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno to PF. He writes that Vincent de Paul, on behalf of Marshal de La Meilleraye (Charles de La Porte, duke of La Meilleraye, marshal of France), who is about to send ships to Madagascar, has been…

The nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, recommends Jean-François Mousnier and Toussaint Bourdaise for the Madagascar mission. The nuncio states that he approved and gave his blessing to the two at the end of the previous year, upon their…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, mentioning that he is going to ask Vincent de Paul to obtain the necessary faculties from the bishop of Babylon, who is still in Catalonia at the moment, for his coadjutor. Regarding the money…

The nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, writes in support of a request from Pierre Gallais (here spelled Calais), member of CM and superior of the Sedan mission, to have missionary faculties granted to him and his companions of CM, among whom is…

Petition on behalf of CM missionaries in Madagascar, asking for solutions to the spiritual needs encountered during the journey to Madagascar. They ask: a) if they may administer sacraments onboard ships other than the one which they initially…

Minutes of PF general meeting of 8 January 1685 discussing among other issues, a petition on behalf of Edme Jolly, superior of CM. He asks that Michel Monmasson (a priest of CM), be appointed vicar apostolic of Algiers, to replace Jean Le Vacher who…

Minutes of PF general meeting of [1684] discussing among other issues, a petition on behalf of the general procurator of the Trinitarians. They ask that the superior of the Trinitarian hospitals in Algiers may be appointed prefect over the mission.…

Minutes of PF general meeting of 8 April 1680 discussing among other issues, a report from Alexander Winster, the prefect of the Scottish mission. He writes that, since Francis White died, the Catholics in the Highlands have been suffering. He asks…

Minutes of PF general meeting of 22 August 1678 discussing among other issues, a petition on behalf of Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic in Algiers to PF, in which he asks: a) for the faculties of vicar general of Carthage; b) for the permission to…

Letter from PF to Gio’ Dom’co [Giovanni Domenico] Galasso in Naples, stating that the cardinals have consented to give him the patents of missionary. He is also instructed to obey Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic of Tunis, who will tell him were he…

Minutes of PF general meeting of 23 July 1674 discussing among other issues, a petition by Jean Le Vacher asking that his faculties which are about to expire, be renewed. The cardinals agree to the request.

Copy of a letter from PF to Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic of Algiers. Carlo d'Ancona and Vincenzo da Frascati, two Capuchins, have been sent to Tunis to assist the slaves, and now ask for the usual faculties. PF asks Jean Le Vacher to give these…

Copy of a letter from PF to Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic of Algiers, stating that the cardinals approved Jean Le Vacher's choice of Marcello Costa as missionary of Bizerte. PF sends the patents which state that Jean Le Vacher himself should give…

Two letters arrived from Alessandro Winstero [Alexander Winster], the current Scottish prefect. The letters discuss various requests, and the response of the cardinals: a) as Gilberto Graio [Gilbert Gray] was useless for the mission, he was recalled.…

Minutes of PF general meeting of 30 May 1672 discussing among other issues, a letter from the vicar apostolic of Algiers [Jean Le Vacher] from 13 November. He requests PF to decide among the following options: a) that the Capuchin Father Luigi Da…

Copy of a letter from PF to Antonio Di Seravezza, a Minor Observant working in Tunis. He is told that he will not be given the faculties that allow him to keep Father Giuseppe della Pantellaria from misbehaving, but that PF has ordered Jean Le…

Letter from PF to the vicar of Algiers [Jean Le Vacher?]. F' Gio' B'a da S. Malò [François Jean Baptiste de San Malò?] a Capuchin priest who was made a slave when returning to France (he has since been returned to Algiers with another Frenchman),…

Letter from PF to the vicar apostolic of Tunis [Jean Le Vacher]. The Dominican priest Silvestro Bandini was made a slave and brought to Tunis (when leaving Armenia). He reported the great need of priests in Tunis, and PF ask Le Vacher to grant him…

Copy of PF decree dated 30 January 1662, aiming to appoint a missionary (yet to be chosen and name left blank), to replace Nicolas Etienne (of CM) as prefect of the Madagascar mission, in case of Etienne's death or absence.

Letter from PF to the vicar apostolic of Algiers [Benjamin-Joseph Huguier]. PF feels sorry for father Clemente Da Maenza (who when leaving Rome to return to his mission in Congo), was imprisoned and brought as a slave to Algiers. Despite PF hoping he…

Minutes of PF general meeting of 22 August 1661 discussing among other issues, the request of Giliberto Graio [Gilbert Gray?] alumnus of the Scottish college in Rome, to be given the faculties and provisions for the Scottish mission. The cardinals…

Minutes of PF general meeting of 8 November 1650 discussing among other issues, a petition on behalf of the superior of the Discalced Carmelites regarding the Madagascar mission. The petition asks: a) that Alberto Di San Michele be declared prefect…

Copy of a letter from PF to the nuncio to France, Celio Piccolomini, stating that PF received the nuncio's letter with: a) the receipts from the provisions and the requisites for mass, as handed over to Ballentyne [the prefect of the Scottish…

Minutes of PF general meeting of 6 September 1660 discussing among other issues, a request by the Marshal de La Meilleraye that a bishop and other priests may be appointed for the Madagascar mission; the request is heartily supported by the nuncio to…
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