Letter from PF to the nuncio to France [Carlo Roberti de' Vittori], 1665-12-30, [Rome]

Title

Letter from PF to the nuncio to France [Carlo Roberti de' Vittori], 1665-12-30, [Rome]

Subject

Scotland
Scottish Catholics abroad

Description

Letter from PF to the nuncio to France [Carlo Roberti de' Vittori]. The prefect of the mission of secular priests in Scotland [Alexander Winster] told PF about the current problem facing Catholics in the Highlands; they require a priest who could assist them in their spiritual needs, and would work together with the missionary in converting heretics. Winster proposed that they send Gio' Bianchi [John White], who is currently staying in Paris, to the mission. The prefect confirms that he is very talented, and also speaks Irish;  language barriers was the reason why it took PF so long to find a missionary. Moreover John White is also very willing to work for the mission for which his brother is also working [Francis White]. PF asks de' Vittori to talk to CM superior [René Alméras], and convince him to let John White go to the mission. They really need John White for the mission as there is a big scarsity of priests, whereas someone else could easily take over his old task. PF asks de' Vittori to keep them informed about the latest developments, regarding this matter. 
Additional comments

Creator

PF

Source

APF Lettere 50, 129v-130r

Date

1665-12-30

Contributor

Adressed to [Carlo Roberti de' Vittori]

Relation

For the notes where PF decides to try to win John White for the mission, see: APF SOCG 308, 206r-208v, 231v (database item 331).
For the response of the nuncio to France, see: APF SOCG 308, 251r-v, 252r, 254v (databse item 340).

Format

copy; unsigned

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

833

Coverage

Origin: [Rome]
Destination: [Paris]

Citation

PF, “Letter from PF to the nuncio to France [Carlo Roberti de' Vittori], 1665-12-30, [Rome],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 12, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13403.

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