Petition on behalf of CM Superior René Alméras to PF [1664]

Title

Petition on behalf of CM Superior René Alméras to PF [1664]

Subject

Madagascar
Petitions for missionary patents
Petitions for faculties

Description

Petition on behalf of René Alméras asking for missionary faculties for seven new missionaries for Madagascar: Pierre Cabel, Charles Boussordec, Jacob Le Cointe, Louis Bourot, Pierre Grissard, Sebastien Maquet, and Charles Le Gay. Although no news has come from the missionaries who were approved by PF at the end of 1662, the hope is that they have arrived safely. Some merchants plan to establish a harbor in Madagascar where they can stop on their way to the Indies. These new missionaries have to be approved before the end of the next month, since three ships will be setting sail by that time. Alméras also asks that Pierre Cabel may be appointed vice prefect of the Madagascar mission. PF note shows that the matter was assigned to Cardinal Pallotto. At their general meeting of 22 September 1664, the cardinals decided that the candidates had to appear before the nuncio, in for him to decide whether they were suitable; the nuncio should then notify PF about his decision. Meanwhile, the faculties should be requested from the Holy Office and sent to the nuncio.
Date discussed 1664-09-22
Additional comments
The decision mentioned in APF ACTA 33, 119r, 123r (the minutes of the meeting discussing this issue) is much shorter: "Rescriptum/ S. Congr'o annuit, et mutantur facultates Nuncio/ Galliarum."

Creator

René Alméras

Source

APF SOCG 252, 40r-v, 41v

Date

[1664]

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Relation

See for the discussion of this petition: APF ACTA 32, 119r, 123r.

Format

Orginal, unsigned and undated

Language

Italian
Latin

Type

Petition

Identifier

281

Coverage

Origin: [France]
Destination: Rome

Citation

René Alméras, “Petition on behalf of CM Superior René Alméras to PF [1664],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 4, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13429.

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