[58. HOW AN ARCHBISHOP
CAN MAKE A CONFIRMATION]
When some metropolitan
especially does a favor for someone, he can make a confirmation in this manner:
by the grace of God archbishop of Milan, to the beloved U.351
bishop-elect of Cremona, greetings and benediction.
[58.3] Since by the office enjoined on us by
God, we must carefully hear the petitions of all catholics of the archdiocese committed to
us, we are deservedly required to more carefully admit the petition of you, who from merit
of life, knowledge and greatness are acknowledged by all to be a golden candelabra in the
[58.4] Hence it is, O beloved son in Christ,
that we confirm in an archiepiscopal352 letter your
election made352 by Cremona's cathedral chapter.
[58.5] If anyone shall thus presume to
violate this page of our confirmation, he shall know that he has incurred the indignation
of God and of St. Ambrose.
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Galdinus de Sala, archbishop of Milan (1166-1176).
bishop of Cremona (1168-1185). G. archbishop of Milan addresses B. provost of Cremona in
the Quinque tabule salutationum 4.18. This combination
Milan-Cremona figures above, Oliva 8b.23. Boncompagno
acted as a legate to and from Cremona, just as he represented the rural commune Semifonte
352 The election
of Umfredus took place shortly before Boncompagno's birth, making this the 'oldest' model
charter in the Oliva.
353 For the
diplomatic of the archbishops of Milan: GIACOMO BASCAPE ed. Antichi diplomi degli
arcivescovi di Milano e cenni di diplomatica episcopale Fontes Ambrosiani 18 (Florence
© Steven M. Wight, Los Angeles 1998
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