Letter from Luigi Da Palermo to PF, 1670-08-10, Tunis

Title

Letter from Luigi Da Palermo to PF, 1670-08-10, Tunis

Subject

Tunis
Bizerte
Capuchins
Ransom
Seravezza case
Franciscans

Description

Letter from Luigi Da Palermo to PF in which he mentions the following issues: a) he had thought that Antonio Di Seravezza was vicar apostolic in Tunis, until he saw a letter from PF to Jean Le Vacher, that clearly stated that Di Seravezza had no such authority. Da Palermo suggests that Di Seravezza might not know about the ecclesiastical censures one incurs, by assuming such authority without license to do so; b) Di Seravezza has even administered the sacrament of confirmation in Bizerte; c) a certain Domenico Bernabò had entrusted 150 piastre to Di Seravezza, however the sum was never returned to him; d) a Greek Orthodox Father desires to become Catholic. This would be dangerous if his master found out about it, so first he must be ransomed for the sum of 300 piastres; and e) a Stefano, who is an Armenian who was captured on his way to Rome (where he intended to study), is being treated very badly by his master, because he is black. He could be ransomed for 150 piastre. For the last three cases Da Palermo asks for financial help from PF. During their meeting of 12 January 1671, the cardinals decided: 1) another letter should be written to Di Seravezza's superiors, and that otherwise PF should issue an order for his arrest (at the secretary's suggestion); 2) they decided that information should be requested from Father Lommellino; and 3) Bernabò's superior should be consulted. On the ransom issues, it is decided that the case should be recommended to the Padri del Riscatto. The letter dated 10 October 1670.
Date discussed 1671-01-12
Additional comments

Creator

Luigi Da Palermo

Source

APF SOCG 426, 90r, 91r, 93v

Date

1670-08-10

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Language

Italian
Latin

Type

Letter

Identifier

650

Coverage

Origin: Tunis
Destination: Rome

Citation

Luigi Da Palermo, “Letter from Luigi Da Palermo to PF, 1670-08-10, Tunis,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 19, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13290.

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