[57. HOW A PATRIARCH CAN
CONFIRM A SENTENCE DECREED BY JUDGES DELEGATE]
When any metropolitan wishes to
make a special favor for his suffragan bishops, he can arrange a preamble with a narration
in this manner:
[57.2] H., by the grace of God patriarch of
the holy see of Aquileia, to the venerable brother G., bishop-elect of Concordia,
greetings and benediction.
[57.3] Since we are required to admit the
just petitions of anyone of our patriarchate, we must hear the entreaties and agreeable
requests of our venerable brothers and bishops the more affectionately, as they are more
strongly joined to us in a bond of fraternity by the office of episcopal dignity.
[57.4] Hence it is, O venerable brother, that
we freely admit your petitions, confirming in a patriarchal letter the sentence which our
venerable brother the bishop of Padua <made> through our commission
concerning a controversy which took place between you and the abbot of Beligna over the
right of election, which you both asserted to have in the parish of St. John.
[57.5] If anyone shall rashly presume to
violate this page of our confirmation, he shall know that he has incurred the indignation
of almighty God and of the saints.
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II (1161-1181), patriarch of Aquileia. For the Germanic custom of aspirating proper names
beginning with vowels, see Boncompagnus 1.2.5.
bishop of Concordia (1177-1180).
Marostica, bishop of Padua (1169-1213).
of S. Martinus de Beligna.
© Steven M. Wight, Los Angeles 1998
Scrineum © Universitą di Pavia 1999