Letter from Michel Monmasson to [the CM superior in Rome], 1686-05-14, Algiers

Title

Letter from Michel Monmasson to [the CM superior in Rome], 1686-05-14, Algiers

Subject

Algiers
CM petitions
Non-Catholic Christians
Slaves (Christian)

Description

Letter from Michel Monmasson, vicar apostolic in Algiers, to CM superior in Rome. He writes about his arrival in the city, about the relations with the Dey, about his daily work, and the number of slaves in the city. He also asks several things: a) he wants to know what powers he has as vicar apostolic; b) how to act with regard to the Greek churches; c) he asks for medals with plenary indulgences so that he can distribute them among the slaves; and d) he requests a decree from PF stating that all the religious, both secular and regular, should obey the vicar apostolic when they are in his territory. At their meeting of 17 February 1687, the cardinals decided to postpone the discussion of this issue, so that they may first obtain some more information from the secretary.
Date discussed 1688-02-17
Additional comments

Creator

Michel Monmasson

Source

APF SOCG 497, 133r, 134r-135v, 136v

Date

1686-05-14

Contributor

Addressed to [the superior of CM in Rome]

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 57, 23r, 28r-v (database item 691).

Language

French
Italian
Latin

Type

Letter

Identifier

697

Coverage

Origin: Algiers
Destination: Rome

Citation

Michel Monmasson, “Letter from Michel Monmasson to [the CM superior in Rome], 1686-05-14, Algiers,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 12, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13070.

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