PF minutes, 1658-02-18, Rome

Title

PF minutes, 1658-02-18, Rome

Subject

Poland
Jesuits

Description

Minutes of PF general meeting of 18 February 1658 discussing among other issues, the missions in Poland. The nuncio to Poland writes that the missionaries never report anything to him. He also proposes the foundation of a college to educate the secular clergy, in 'Leopoli' [L'viv]; he moreover says that only zealous missionaries should be sent, and that the provisions should be higher. Missionaries who do not know the language should first practice some years in a convent in Cracow or L'viv. In every region the prefect should be virtuous and esteemed by the missionaries, and he should report often to the nuncio and to PF. Lastly he says that the missions of the Jesuits and other religious orders from Prussia are very successful. The cardinals decided: a) that the missionaries should be led by (and subject to) the nuncio of their region, or via another way subject to PF; b) that missionaries should not be sent to the mission unless PF has been informed about their life and behavior, not only from their own superiors but also from the local bishop; and c) the state of the mission, its missionaries and colleges has to be examined to see whether the foundation of a college in L'viv is desirable. 
Additional comments

Creator

PF

Source

APF ACTA 27, 69r, 71r-72v, issue 4

Date

1658-02-18

Language

Latin
Italian

Type

Minutes

Identifier

486

Coverage

Origin: Rome
Destination:

Citation

PF, “PF minutes, 1658-02-18, Rome,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 12, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13527.

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