Letter from the nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, to the PF secretary [Francesco Ingoli], 1646-07-27, Paris

Title

Letter from the nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, to the PF secretary [Francesco Ingoli], 1646-07-27, Paris

Subject

Babylon

Description

Letter from the nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, letting PF know that the bishop of Babylon liked the idea suggested by PF to first find a coadjutor, and only then renounce the bishopric. Vincent de Paul said that since the first nominee was not approved, he could suggest another candidate, an able and virtuous person who would be ideal for the post, because he wished to settle in Persia and was forty years old, and had been a disciple of Mr. Spondani. Vincent de Paul did not give any name to the nuncio because the said priest first wanted to know if the pope and PF would be satisfied with his credentials. Vincent de Paul added that the crown did not have any claims on making the nomination; her majesty the queen only needed to know the name of the nominated person, the only condition (also specified in the act of foundation of the bishopric) being that he be French, especially since her majesty would have to support the incumbent bishop of Babylon with the promised 400 scudi/year. The nuncio believes that the bishop would honour whatever arrangement will be made with him, considering that he is very different from Mr. Gueffier (alludes to issues of overdue cardinal ring fees mentioned further in the letter). Other unrelated matters at the end of the letter (regarding the vicarate of Athens).
Date received 1646-08-25
Date discussed 1646-09-11
Additional comments
Letter probably directed to Secretary Ingoli, because the issue of the vicarate of Athens usually shows up in the nuncio's letters that were explicitly addressed to Ingoli.

Creator

Nicolò Guidi di Bagno

Source

APF SOCG 144, 64r-65r, 68v

Date

1646-07-27

Contributor

Addressed to [Francesco Ingoli]

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 17, 210v-211r (database item 117).
See also: SOCG 144-145 passim.

Format

Original; signed; Italian

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

103

Coverage

Origin: Paris
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, “Letter from the nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, to the PF secretary [Francesco Ingoli], 1646-07-27, Paris,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 16, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13769.

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