[56. HOW PATRIARCHS,
ARCHBISHOPS AND BISHOPS CAN MAKE CONFIRMATIONS]
Although it may not be
necessary for experienced dictators to have many examples of confirmations, yet for those
who possess lethargic talents, I propose to treat briefly how patriarchs, archbishops and
bishops can make confirmations. Thus dictators may use this general preamble:
[56.2] Whenever petitions springing from the
root of equity and law are offered to us, we are obligated to admit them without delay,
lest some postponement might thwart someone's rights.
[56.3] Following the preamble, a general
narration can be drafted in this manner:
[56.4] Hence it is, O beloved brother, that
we confirm by an archiepiscopal letter, or by a patriarchal letter (if he was a
patriarch) the prebend (if he was beneficed) or the church (if he has has
obtained lordship of a church) which our brother the venerable bishop of Bologna or
our beloved brother the archpriest of Montevecchio, has assigned to you,
corroborating this with the muniment of our seal.
[56.5] If anyone shall rashly presume to
violate this page of our confirmation, etc.
© Steven M. Wight, Los Angeles 1998
Scrineum © Universitą di Pavia 1999