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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 512

shall resign what they hare so acquired. All alienations also or seizures of things ecclesiastical, which have been made by the said schismatics, or by laymen, are to be wanting in validity, and to return to the church without any incumbrance whatever thereon. And if any one shall presume to contravene this command, he is to know that he is subjected to excommunication. As for those who, of their own accord, have taken oath to maintain the schism, we do decree that they shall remain suspended from their holy orders and dignities. What sort of persons they ought to he, who are to he elected to govern the Church. " As in all holy orders and ecclesiastical offices, both maturity of age, gravity of manners, and skill in literature, are to be sought for, sô ought the same much more rigidly to be exacted in the case of a bishop, who, being placed in charge of others, ought in himself to show how others are to preserve the same qualities in the house of the Lord ; to the end that what has been done by some persons, through the necessities of the times, may not be adopted as an example by posterity. We do, therefore, by the present decree enact that no one shall be elected to be a bishop, who has not passed the thirtieth year of his age, and is not born in lawful wedlock, and who cannot be shown to be of praiseworthy life and learning. And when he, who has been so elected, shall have received the confirmation of his election, and the administration of ecclesiastical effects, the time having expired that is pointed out by the canons for the consecration of bishops, he is to have free option to dispose of the benefices which belong to him, for the purpose of distribution. Also, the lower offices, such, for instance, as leaneries or archdeaconries, and others which have the care of souls annexed, no person whatever is to receive, nor yet the government of parochial churches, unless he shall have attained the twenty-fifth year of his age, and is of praiseworthy knowledge and manners.35 And [in case of misbehaviour] they are 3 5 Here follow these words. " Cum autem assuroptus fuerit, si Archidiaconus in Diac'onum ; Decanus et reliqui admoniti non fuerint, praefixo a canonibus tempore in presbytères ordinati," They are evidently fragmentary and incomplete, to such an extent that it seems impossible to guess the general meaning of the passage. It is clear that at least one important sentence is omitted, if not more.

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