Summary of the case of Luigi Da Palermo, 1677-08-02, [Rome]

Title

Summary of the case of Luigi Da Palermo, 1677-08-02, [Rome]

Subject

Capuchins
Conversion
Ransom
Slaves (Christian)
Tunis

Description

Summary of the case of Luigi Da Palermo. The Capuchin Commissary General Gios'e Da Ica [Gioseppe Da Ica] has brought a case to PF against Luigi [Da Palermo]. He reports that Luigi did not live a good religious life, and that he took 250 piastre from the church. Luigi said he used this money to ransom two Spanish slaves, and because he feared punishment he fled from Palermo to Rome. He also claims that Gioseppe is persecuting him for private reasons, and that he actually spent the money to ransom Pietro De Salorsano and Giseppe Di Leona. He asks PF to investigate the case and protect his reputation. Luigi Da Palermo also presented a letter written by Luigi De Losio, but because he forgot his duty, he went to Sicily. PF decided in the meeting of 6 October 1671, in presence of the pope, to deprive Luigi Da Palermo of his active and passive voice. After this decision was passed down, Luigi Da Palermo has presented documents asking to restore his active and passive voice. Its noted that he had been forced to leave the mission for the following reasons: a) he had to protect and control the ransoming in his native Palermo; b) he had to bring Filippo Brescia from Trapani back to Christianity, as he had spontaneously travelled to Tunis to convert himself; and c) he has written to both PF and Levacher [Jean Le Vacher] for over a year, but has yet to recieve a response. He has started to believe that all his letters have been lost, therefore he believed it would be best for him to travel to Rome himself, leaving the city in the good hands of the other missionaries. The father general thinks that Luigi should be granted the grace he is asking for.
Date discussed: 1677-08-02
Additional comments

Creator

PF

Source

APF SOCG 465, 225r, 234r-v

Date

1677-08-02

Relation

This summary also appears in the ACTA: APF ACTA 47164r, 165v-167r (not in this database).

Language

Italian

Type

Summary

Identifier

794

Coverage

Origin: [Rome]

Citation

PF, “Summary of the case of Luigi Da Palermo, 1677-08-02, [Rome],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 26, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13147.

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