Letter from Girolamo Da Sassari to PF, 1666-09, Tunis

Title

Letter from Girolamo Da Sassari to PF, 1666-09, Tunis

Subject

Capuchins
Petitions for faculties

Description

Letter from Girolamo Da Sassari to PF in which he recounts how Jean Le Vacher has left the mission in Tunis, and has given the faculties of vicar apostolic to Da Sassari (although he did not want to be vicar). Da Sassari states how this task is going against the rule of poverty to which, as a Capuchin, he has to obey. He therefore asks if PF can send another priest to exercise the office of vicar with two others who can help him, or enable him in some way to fulfill this task without burdening his conscience. At the general meeting of the 15 November 1666, the cardinals decide that Da Sassari has to stay in Tunis until a new vicar apostolic will arrive. In the meantime, however, he will be declared vice-prefect of the mission and will be given the faculty to use money for his needs. Moreover, they order that the nuncio to France be asked if Jean Le Vacher cannot return; if not, the superior general has to be asked to send another missionary.
Date discussed 1666-11-15
Additional comments

Creator

Girolamo Da Sassari

Source

APF SOCG 254, 108r-109v

Date

1666-09

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 35, 276r, 285r-v (same information; not in this database).

Language

Italian
Latin

Type

Letter

Identifier

390

Coverage

Origin: Tunis
Destination: Rome

Citation

Girolamo Da Sassari, “Letter from Girolamo Da Sassari to PF, 1666-09, Tunis,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed February 26, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13382.

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