Letter from PF to the nuncio to France [Celio Piccolomini], 1657-10-01, Rome

Title

Letter from PF to the nuncio to France [Celio Piccolomini], 1657-10-01, Rome

Subject

Scotland
Ireland
Other secular missionaries

Description

Copy of a letter from PF to the nuncio to France, Celio Piccolomini, stating that the pope believes it necessary to send one or two apostolic visitors to Ireland and Scotland. It cannot be a member of a religious order, because the different orders mistrust one another. It should therefore be a French secular priest who knows both languages. On being asked by Cardinal De Bagni for a candidate, Vincent de Paul acknowledged that it would be difficult to find one who knows both languages, therefore he suggested that the visitor be accompanied by two laymen, one speaking each language. In this letter, however, the pope orders the nuncio to talk again with Vincent de Paul about the issue. The nuncio should also look for other candidates outside CM, because the Vincentians (although secular priests), are not wholly exempt from the problems that plague religious orders. If the nuncio cannot find one, he should accept Vincent de Paul's offer, after having first ascertained that the candidate is a good, trustworthy person, who speaks both languages. If he does not succeed, a solution could be to send two visitors, one to each country.
Additional comments

Creator

PF

Source

APF LETTERE 38, 75r-76r

Date

1657-10-01

Contributor

Addressed to [Celio Piccolomini]

Relation

For the proposal that Vincent de Paul made with respect to PF's request for a visitor see Coste (fr.) vol. 6, doc. 2387.

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

564

Coverage

Origin: Rome
Destination: [Paris]

Citation

PF, “Letter from PF to the nuncio to France [Celio Piccolomini], 1657-10-01, Rome,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 4, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13539.

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