Letter from PF to Jean Le Vacher, 1679-09-11, Rome

Title

Letter from PF to Jean Le Vacher, 1679-09-11, Rome

Subject

Algiers
Trinitarians

Description

Letter from PF to Jean Le Vacher about several complaints that the Spanish Trinitarians in Algiers have made against Le Vacher. The first regards the fact that Jean Le Vacher forbade the display of their coat of arms. The letter states that Le Vacher (like all PF missionaries), should not be involved in political or economical issues. Second, PF states that it would be useful to keep consecrated bread in the hospitals of the Trinitarians, something which Le Vacher had forbidden. And lastly, the cardinals decided that Catholic patients should be kept separate from non-Catholic patients in the hospitals, although Le Vacher had suggested the opposite. Regarding the Trinitarians' request to be exempted from obeying Le Vacher’s authority, the letter states that all Trinitarians in the area will always have to receive permission from the vicar apostolic, before they can decide on matters that regard the administration of the sacraments; this will also be written to the superior of the Trinitarians. Le Vacher in turn, will have to behave prudently with them. He is also ordered to give faculties to the two Napolitan priests, and to all others who come with patents from PF; their appointment has sufficiently been thought over by PF and does not need to be questioned. Lastly, Le Vacher is ordered to send an answer showing that he will obey the cardinals' decisions. The letter dated 11 September 1679.
Additional comments

Creator

PF

Source

APF LETTERE 68, 58v-60v

Date

1679-09-11

Contributor

Addressed to Jean Le Vacher

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

636

Coverage

Origin: Rome
Destination: Algiers

Citation

PF, “Letter from PF to Jean Le Vacher, 1679-09-11, Rome,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 27, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13118.

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