Petition on behalf of [the superior of CM in Rome] on behalf of Jean Le Vacher to PF, [1663]

Title

Petition on behalf of [the superior of CM in Rome] on behalf of Jean Le Vacher to PF, [1663]

Subject

Tunis
Slaves (Christian)
Slave priests

Description

Letter from CM superior in Rome, in which he responds to the following three accusations made against Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic in Tunis: a) that he is both vicar apostolic and consul of France, and that this is damaging to his office of the vicar apostolic; b) that he has a ship which he uses for commerce; and c) that he betrays slaves who make plans to escape. CM superior in Rome states that these accusations are false, and that they come from enslaved priests and members of religious orders who are displeased by the fact that Le Vacher wants to enforce some discipline on them. PF secretary, in the summary of the letter (on 50r-v), states that this is very likely since it has happened before, and that both this vicar and his antecessor asked PF for orders on the subject. Moreover, CM superior in Rome believes that it is true that Le Vacher also keeps the office of consul, but only because it helps his work as vicar apostolic. The accusation about the ship for commerce is (according to the superior) false, as merchants who often go to Tunis could attest. He moreover recalls the material and spiritual care that Le Vacher provides to the slaves in Tunis. PF notes of the general meeting of 7 August 1663, during which this issue was discussed only mention that the letter was read.
Date discussed 1663-08-07
Additional comments

Creator

[The superior of CM in Rome]

Source

APF SOCG 254, 50r-v, 52r-53v

Date

[1663]

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Language

Italian

Type

Petition

Identifier

383

Coverage

Origin: [Rome]
Destination: Rome

Citation

[The superior of CM in Rome], “Petition on behalf of [the superior of CM in Rome] on behalf of Jean Le Vacher to PF, [1663],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 5, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13442.

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