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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 515

these matters shall be entrusted, that so, at their option, in proportion to the amount of labor expended, a still greater indulgence may be granted them. But as for those who shall neglect to pay obedience to the admonition of the bishops hereon, we do order them to be debarred from receiving the body and blood of our Lord : while those in the meantime, who, in their zeal for the faith, shall undertake the laborious task of uprooting them, like those who repair to the sepulchre of our Lord, we do take under the protection of the Church, and do decree that they shaB remain secure from all molestation, both in property and person. And if any person shaB in the meantime presume to molest them, then sentence of excommunication is to be hurled against him by the bishop of the place, and let such sentence be observed by all, until such time as both what has been taken away is restored, and full satisfaction is made for losses caused by them. And further, bishops or priests who shall chance not to show a proper resistance to such persons, are to be visited with suspension from their offices until such time as they shall have obtained mercy from the Apostolic See. That leprous persons are to have a private church and lurialground of their own. " Whereas it is said by the Apostle Saint Paul that more abundant honor is bestowed upon those members of the body which are less honorable : Μ so on the other hand, there are some who seek their own and not what is of Jesus Christ, and who will not allow leprous persons who cannot dwell with those in health, or to meet in churches with others, either to have churches and burial-grounds of their own, or to have the services of their own minister. Inasmuch as this is clearly at variance with Christian piety, we do, in our Apostolic bounty, enact that wherever enough shall have been assembled in one community to be enabled to found a church for themselves with a burial-ground, and to enjoy the services of their own priest, they shaB, without any opposition, be allowed to have the same. They are, however, to take due care that as to parochial rights they are not in any way detrimental to the interests of the old churches ; for we are unwiBing that that which is conceded through feelings of piety, should redound to the injury of others. We do also enact that they shaB not be compelled to pay tithes of vegetable produce and the young of animals. » 1 Cor. xii. 23.

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