Letter from the nuncio to France, Carlo Roberti de' Vittori, to PF, 1666-11-19, Paris

Title

Letter from the nuncio to France, Carlo Roberti de' Vittori, to PF, 1666-11-19, Paris

Subject

Scotland
Franciscans

Description

Letter from the nuncio to France, Carlo Roberti de' Vittori, to PF. He writes that John White, a missionary priest who was asked by PF to go to Scotland has visited him, and told him that he cannot go there, not only because of a recent illness, but also because of other illnesses which he says he suffers regularly; the nuncio cannot tell if this is true or not. He asked White why he had asked PF to be sent there, if he did not have the intention to go in the first place. White answered that he had never requested to be sent to Scotland. Therefore the nuncio did not give him the missionary patents from PF. This letter has the same date as APF APF SOCG 308, 303r (database item 349) and was discussed on 10 January 1667. PF notes on f. 305v state that the procurator of the Scottish mission [William Lesley], its prefect [Alexander Winster], and [Patrizio] Coneo all asked to for John White to be sent, stating that he would be pleased to go help his brother [Francis White] in his mission. CM priests probably made him change his mind, however, as they have always been against his going. Now two Franciscan priests have have proposed to go in his place (see APF SOCG 308, 303r, (database item 349)). During their meeting on 10 January 1667 the cardinals decided to inquire whether White was bound by an oath. If not, the nuncio will be instructed to order him to go to the mission. The letter dated 19 November 1666.
Date discussed, 1667-01-10 and 1667-02-08
Additional comments

Creator

Carlo Roberti de’ Vittori

Source

APF SOCG 308, 302r, 305v

Date

1666-11-19

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 36, 1r, 2v-3r and APF ACTA 36, 25r, 25r-v.

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

348

Coverage

Origin: Paris
Destination: Rome

Citation

Carlo Roberti de’ Vittori, “Letter from the nuncio to France, Carlo Roberti de' Vittori, to PF, 1666-11-19, Paris,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 4, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13372.

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