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|3.7 DE HIIS, QUI ROGANT PRO UTILITATIBUS ECCLESIARUM PAPAM

3.7.1 De hiis, qui rogant pro servando statu ecclesie Capuane.

[1] "Sublato de hoc ergastulo carceris felicis recordationis archiepiscopo Capuano,1 aliquot| canonici maioris ecclesie de quorundam suffraganorum consensu <.R.>2 filium comitis .P.3 in archiepiscopum elegerunt,4 habentes respectum ad secularem potentiam, qua poterit iura ecclesie pretueri. In veritate quidem scitur et fama publica protestatur, quod nundum ad vizesimum annum pervenit,5 unde illorum electio debet penitus irritari, presertim cum manifeste sit attentata contra sacrorum canonum sanctionem. Preterea pater et fratres eius arcem usurpare sibi satagunt Capuanam, unde ipsa ecclesia statum amitteret et honorem. Pro ecclesie igitur utilitate sanctitatem vestram6 precamur7 devotissime, supplicantes quatinus electionem ipsam penitus irritetis, dantes capitulo et suffraganeis firmiter in mandatis, ut aliquem eligere studeant in pastorem, qui merito vite moribus et scientia in archiepiscopali valeat cathedra residere. 1 Mattheus (archbishop 1183-1199)       2 Rainaldus (procurator 1199-1204, elect 1204-1208, archbishop 1208-1212). 3Peter, count of Celano, Molise and Civitate.          4 The election took place 7 December 1199 (as reported in Capuaner Briefsammlung, Paris BN lat. 11867 f. 136r, "Quod divinum ei").        5 According to NORBERT KAMP Kirche und Monarchie im staufische Konigreich Siziliens 1.112 n. 37, "etwas ubertrieben".        6 September 1199 Innocent III ordered the Capuan cathedral chapter not to delay canonically electing a suitable candidate and to send the archbishop-elect to the papal curia, where he could receive royal consent (by the pope, who was acting vice regia) and papal confirmation (Die Register Innocenz III 2.347 no. 181, Liber X 1.6.18). Rainald had been papal subdeacon and chaplain (Gesta Innocenti III c. 147, PL 214.ccxiv), thus it is not surprising that Innocent III upheld his election (Die Register Innocenz III 2. no. , Liber X 1.6.19).       7 The challenge to Rainaldus was led by Mattheus Constantini, archdeacon of Chieti and later archbishop of Amalfi (1202-1215). Mattheus, who had began his career in the papal curia, quoted Decretum D.61 c.13, 16 to prove the election uncanonical.

3.7.2 De hiis, qui rogant pro monasterio Nonantulensi, quod esse dicitur dilapidatum propter multas electionum controversiis.1

[1] "Nonantulensi monasterium, qui de beati Silvestri meritis et largitionibus imperatorum atque principium actenus in Italia reflorebat, propter malitiosorum abbatum excessus ..."

1 See GIROLAMO TIRABOSCHI (1731-1794) Storia dell'augusta Badia di S. Silvestro di Nonantola, aggiuntovi il Codice diplomatico della medesima (Modena 1784-85) 2 vols.

3.7.3 De illis, qui pro cenobio Sancte Marie Magdalene pro controversia electionis.

[1] "Ea sanctitati vestre de monialibus sancte Marie Magdalene cogimur intimare, que illarum ordinem plurimum dehonestant| et scandalum in populo....salario| conferuntur...et temporalia iura depereunt| et sorores ipse opportunitatem...

3.7.4 De Bononensibus, qui rogant pro ecclesie Sancte Marie de Reno, ut restitutatur sibi ecclesie Sancte Praxedis.

[1] "Cum sit ecclesia sancte Marie de Reno civitatis Bononie speculum et lucerna, non est mirum, si eius detrimentum proprium reputamus et de ipsius iactura pariter condolemus. Cardinalis quidem .S.1 ei abstulit canonicam sancte Praxedis,2 faciens delictum unius parte in dampnum ecclesie reddundare. Nunc autem sanctitati vestre humiliter supplicamus, ut predictam canonicam ecclesie nostre restitui facians, quia dignum est, quod Bononia, que capud est exercii litteralis, locum in Urbe habeat principalem, ut per hoc Bononienses sunt Romani cives et ecclesie Romane filiis speciales."

1 Soffredus, cardinal priest of S. Prassede 1193-1208/10.        2 Cardinal Soffredus saw to it that his title church was subjected to the Vallombrosan monks in 1197 (IP 1.52 no. 16). This was confirmed by Innocent III on 30 June 1198. See P. FEDELE "Tabularium S. Praxedis" Archivio della Societa Romana di storia patria 28 (1905) 41-114 at 79-81, see also 82-84. Other related documents in L.M. HARTMANN and M. MERORES S. Mariae in Via Lata Tabularium I-III (Vienna 1895-1913) 3.79ff.


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