Letter from the nuncio to France, Carlo Roberti de’ Vittori, to PF, 1666-11-12, Paris

Title

Letter from the nuncio to France, Carlo Roberti de’ Vittori, to PF, 1666-11-12, Paris

Subject

Madagascar
Other secular missionaries

Description

The nuncio to France, Carlo Roberti de’ Vittori writes to PF, to inform the cardinals that in the East Indies (‘Indie orientali’), France only occupies Madagascar and some small islands. The priests who go there are those sent by CM (‘PP Missionarij’), with the approval of PF. With approval from the bishops [not from PF], some priests leave France in order to provide their spiritual assistance to the people on the ships that will go to China. In the West Indies (‘Indie occidentali’), there is some ‘disorder’ but the nuncio is not well informed enough about it. He knows, however, that there are priests without missionary patents from PF, and who do not want to obey those priests who do have patents. The nuncio moreover says that he will try his best to give all information asked by PF in a letter from 24 July 1666.
Additional comments

Creator

Carlo Roberti de’ Vittori

Source

APF SOCG 252, 68r-v, 69v

Date

1666-11-12

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Format

Original, signed and dated

Language

Italian

Type

Letter
Report

Identifier

290

Coverage

Origin: Paris
Destination: Rome

Citation

Carlo Roberti de’ Vittori, “Letter from the nuncio to France, Carlo Roberti de’ Vittori, to PF, 1666-11-12, Paris,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 16, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13374.

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