Letter from Jean Le Vacher to Giuseppe Maria Da Bologna, 1678-10-[17], Algiers

Title

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to Giuseppe Maria Da Bologna, 1678-10-[17], Algiers

Subject

Algiers
Slaves (Christian)
Slave priests
Tunis

Description

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to Giuseppe Maria Da Bologna. On 17 September, Le Vacher received Da Bologna's letter dated 24 August, to which he has not answered yet for two reasons. First of all, he lacked the proper commodities, and secondly, because of his illness. Le Vacher feels very sorry for the persecution of Da Bologna, and for his companions and slave priests, who are regulars as well as seculars. The priest who has been enslaved again, should not be allowed to celebrate mass and administer the sacraments, before he is deamed capable to do so. Da Bologna should also make sure that the priest Augusten Antonio Calendino Da Cosensa does not keep a tavern; as a priest he was never actually allowed to do this. Because there are enough priests in Tunis, and because Father Cherubino [Cherubino Da Frascati] is not able to work, it would be of use to send some companions back to Rome. Maybe that way the persecutions against the slave priests (as well against Da Bologna and his missionaries), will lessen.
Additional comments
The date is either 17 or 18 October, but the handwriting is unclear.

Creator

Jean Le Vacher

Source

APF SC Barbaria 1, 433r-434v

Date

1678-10-[17]

Contributor

Adressed to Giuseppe Maria Da Bologna

Format

original; signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

887

Coverage

Origin: Algiers
Destination: Tunis

Citation

Jean Le Vacher, “Letter from Jean Le Vacher to Giuseppe Maria Da Bologna, 1678-10-[17], Algiers,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 21, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13129.

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