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

Translation (from French) of a report on Madagascar, describing its size and location. It furthermore describes that many CM priests have worked there, converting more than 5,000 Christians. 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 letter 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, 14r-v, 19v

Date

1660[-06-14]

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Relation

For the original letter of the Marshal de la Meilleraye, see: APF SOCG 252, 13r-13v (database item 269).
For the discussion, see also: APF ACTA 29, 211r, 220v-221r (database item 477).

Format

Translation

Language

Italian

Type

Petition

Identifier

270

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/13486.

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