PF minutes, 1658-10-01, Rome

Title

PF minutes, 1658-10-01, Rome

Subject

Ireland
Franciscans
Other secular missionaries

Description

Minutes of PF general meeting of 1 October 1658 discussing among other issues, a letter from the archbishop of Tuam. He writes about the miserable state of the church in Ireland, due to constant persecutions. Nevertheless, in the province of Connacht there are 150 secular priests serving the people, despite living in woods and in caves; the same is true for the other provinces and for the regular priests, although the Franciscans state that they are the only ones doing such things. The archbishop complains that some Minor Observant priests go wandering about without obeying the bishops; he therefore asks that they be recalled to their convent. Thirdly he asks whether PF can do something (or at least give advice), regarding the oath of abjuration introduced by Cromwell. Lastly, he recommends to the nuncio in Cologne, the Irish priests who go from Flanders to Frankfurt to serve the Catholics in the country. The cardinals decide to wait for the report sent by the archbishop of Armagh, and to urge the latter to send it as soon as possible. His letter should be discussed during the next PF meeting on Ireland. 
Additional comments

Creator

PF

Source

APF ACTA 27, 239r, 251v-252v, issue 28

Date

1658-10-01

Language

Latin
Italian

Type

Minutes

Identifier

492

Coverage

Origin: Rome
Destination:

Citation

PF, “PF minutes, 1658-10-01, Rome,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 5, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13515.

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