PF minutes, 1645-08-07, Rome

Title

PF minutes, 1645-08-07, Rome

Subject

Babylon

Description

Minutes of PF general meeting discussing, among other issues, the bishopric of Babylon. As referred by Cardinal Spada, PF discusses the letters from Brother Bernard, bishop of Babylon, as well as the testimonies of two doctors from Paris, who attest to the bishop's infirmity and his frequent headaches, hearing and vision problems, based on which the two doctors conclude that the bishop cannot travel as far as Persia without putting his life in danger, nor can he stay there, on account of the lack of medical doctors and appropriate medicine. PF decided that: a) the bishop should either renounce the bishopric, or accept a coadjutor or a suffragan, so that the church does not remain without a shepherd; b) if the nuncio corroborates the information sent by the bishop, then it is likely that the pope will approve the bishop's request to remain in Paris to lead his pious college (mentioned in the bishop's letter), as long as the bishop sends a coadjutor or suffragan in his stead to Persia; and c) the present decree will be referred to the pope and the bishop will be advised of His Holiness' response.
Additional comments
The attached transcription only includes the paragraph with PF decision.

Creator

PF

Source

APF ACTA 16, 397v, 385r-v, issue 11

Date

1645-08-07

Relation

In response to: SOCG 144, 91r-96v (database item 107).

Format

Original registry entry; Latin

Language

Latin

Type

Minutes

Identifier

114

Coverage

Origin: Rome
Destination:

Citation

PF, “PF minutes, 1645-08-07, Rome,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 19, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13789.

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