Report on the mission of Madagascar

Title

Report on the mission of Madagascar

Subject

Madagascar

Description

Relation on the mission of Madagascar. On the island of Madagascar there are four priests and six brothers, who are all part of CM. At the moment they are all in good health, as has been written in the letters dated 6 March 1669. They are all helping the Christians as well as baptizing the infidels on the island. Only a few among them are converting the natives, due to the past wars and the little support that the missionaries have had; there has also been many bad examples set by those who have been sent there by secular leaders. They hope that the French king will solve the last problem. There are also 'Padri Zoccolanti' (called 'Recolletti' in France), who did not receive any faculties from PF for the mission where they pretend to be allowed. They base their presence on their priviliges, and claim not to be dependent on the prefect of the mission. This causes confusion, especially because some things are allowed by one group, but are forbidden by the other.
Additional comments

Source

APF SC Africa, 34r-v

Date

1664

Contributor

Adressed to:

Format

unsigned

Language

Italian
French

Type

Report

Identifier

870

Coverage

Origin:
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Citation

“Report on the mission of Madagascar,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 16, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13438.

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