Letter [from the superior of the missions, Edmund Jolly] to PF [1658]

Title

Letter [from the superior of the missions, Edmund Jolly] to PF [1658]

Subject

Tunis
Slave priests

Description

Letter [from Edme Jolly, the superior in Rome?] to PF stating that some reliable men who were in Tunis, said that the apostolic vicar of Tunis, Philippe Le Vacher, is a most pious and charitable priest. Before his arrival, there where slave priests who celebrated mass several times a day, sold sacraments, and absolved cases they were not allowed to absolve. The superior suggests that PF should write to enforce the obedience of these priests, and in particular they name Georges Blanc. The bottom of this letter (written in another hand), states that Leonardo Da Milano (who is co-signer of the letter to PF of 6 April 1658; see SOCG 317, 66r-v), was sentenced to life imprisonment by the inquisition, but on his way to Milan was captured by the Turks; this caused much scandal in Tunis where he is held captive. The letter is undated and unsigned.
Additional comments

Source

APF SOCG 317, 67r

Date

[1658]

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Relation

This letter is referring to a letter from Gregorio Bianchelli, Jacobo Vilar and Leonardo da Milano, written, see: APF SOCG 317, 66r-v (database item).

Format

Original; unsigned and undated

Language

Latin

Type

Letter

Identifier

258

Coverage

Origin: [Rome]
Destination: Rome

Citation

“Letter [from the superior of the missions, Edmund Jolly] to PF [1658],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 12, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13513.

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