Letter from PF to Patrick Coneo, 1659-09-23, Rome

Title

Letter from PF to Patrick Coneo, 1659-09-23, Rome

Subject

Scotland
Petitions for faculties
Scottish Catholics abroad

Description

Copy of a letter from PF to Patrick Coneo. The letter responds to a list of complaints that Coneo made on behalf of the Scottish missionaries. The answers are as follows: a) the missionaries should not complain when their faculties and provisions arrive too late; they should send their requests sooner; b) they should not complain that they lack certain things that other members of religious orders enjoy, because they knew the situation when they decided to become secular priests (besides, being a secular priest also brings some advantages); c) about the delay in the arrival of the requested objects for mass, the letter reports that PF had ordered the nuncio to send these to the mission one year ago, but he never received those letters, which explains the delay; and d) about the complaint that Walker's book was not appreciated by PF, the answer is that PF had forbidden all its missionaries to publish any books without Rome's consent, as they might be detrimental to the mission in which they are working; Walker did not comply with this order.
Additional comments

Creator

PF

Source

APF LETTERE 38, 86r-89v

Date

1659-09-23

Contributor

Addressed to Patrick Coneo

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

568

Coverage

Origin: Rome
Destination: Scotland

Citation

PF, “Letter from PF to Patrick Coneo, 1659-09-23, Rome,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 25, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13505.

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