Vatican Regesta 598: 1480

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Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 13, 1471-1484. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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Vatican Regesta, Vol. DXCVIII.

Bullarum Communium Lib. XLVIII. Tom. LIII.

9 Sixtus IV.

5 Id. March.
(11 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 74r.)
Motu proprio confirmation of certain statutes etc. recently made in the last chapter-general of the Benedictine Order, held at Northampton in the diocese of Lincoln. (fn. 1)Ad perp. rei mem. Regimini universalis ecclesie. (In the margin: Mar.) [3¼ pp.]
10 Kal. April.
(23 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 117v.)
Motu proprio declaration, on behalf of John, abbot of St. Mary's, Abingdon (Abendon.), O.S.B., in the diocese of Salisbury, master in theology (whom the pope lately sent to England with the faculties of a legate de latere and other special faculties, including amongst others, at the petition of Edward, king of England, the dispensation of the plenary indulgences of the Jubilee year) of the genuineness of the pope's letters regarding the said faculties etc., and of their consequences; certain sons of iniquity having alleged that the pope's said letters, both those of the faculties and of the Jubilee year, are fictitious, that the said abbot's proceedings in virtue thereof are null and void, and that the money arising therefrom has been used, not for the help of the Church, but for profane and wrongful (damnatos) purposes, etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Solers et provida. [4 pp.]


  • 1. The statutes deal with the presidency of the chapter, etc.