Petition on behalf of Marshal de La Meilleraye, 1660[-06-14]

Title

Petition on behalf of Marshal de La Meilleraye, 1660[-06-14]

Subject

Madagascar
Mission reports
Conversion
Petitions for faculties

Description

Report on Madagascar, describing its size and location. It furthermore describes that many CM priests have worked there, converting more than 5,000 Christians; only one of whom survived. The report states that Marshal de La Meilleraye is expanding his control over the island of Madagascar, and he asks for the appointment of a bishop for the great number of priests who will be needed for the conversion of the island. He promises to provide financially for this bishop, and for the priests who will follow him. PF general meeting of 6 September 1660 agreed the appointment of a bishop in partibus with the faculties of apostolic vicar; the pope approved this decision on 22 September 1660.
Date discussed 1660-09-06, approved by pope on 1661-09-22,
Additional comments
The French version is almost illegible and is not transcribed here; for a transcription of the Italian version, see APF SOCG 252, 14r-v, 19v (database item 270). The dates discussed and PF's decision are written on the verso of the Italian version. The letter itself is undated, but another document suggests that it was written on 14 June 1660. See APF SOCG 252, 20r, 21r, 22v (database item 271).

Creator

Marshal de la Meilleraye

Source

APF SOCG 252, 13r-13v

Date

1660[-06-14]

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Relation

The Italian translation of this letter and the PF discussion are in: APF SOCG 252, 14r-v, 19v (database item 270).
For the discussion minutes, see: APF ACTA 29, 211r, 220v-221r (database item 477).

Format

Original, unsigned and undated

Language

French

Type

Petition

Identifier

269

Coverage

Origin: [Madagascar]
Destination: Rome

Citation

Marshal de la Meilleraye, “Petition on behalf of Marshal de La Meilleraye, 1660[-06-14],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 5, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13485.

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