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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 349

lestinus, had entrusted the charge of enquiring into the excesses of -which Geoffrey, archbishop of York, was accused by his canons of the church of York before the pope and cardinals, arrived at York, and proceeded in conformity with the mandate of our lord the pope; which was to the following effect : The Letter of pope Celestinus, directing an inquisition to le made into the alleged excesses of the archbishop of York. " Celestinus, the bishop, servant of the servants of God, to his venerable brother, the bishop of Lincoln, and his dearly beloved sons, the archdeacon of Northampton, and the prior of Pontefract, greeting. Jesus Christ, the mediator between God and man, whose foresight in His ordinances is not deceived, has willed that the source of the discipline of the whole Church, and the direction of the holy Church of Borne should be reserved for Himself, and that all other [churches] should also be subject to His government and supervision : that so, the plenitude of power being expressly reserved unto Him, it may belong to Him to correct the excesses also of other [churches], and, with the authority of the ApostoBc sway, approve of what is done in a manner deserving of praise. Wherefore, inasmuch as by Divine providence we have been chosen to the governance thereof, it is our wish so to love our brethren and feBow-bishops, with due considerateness and discretion, that we may not seem to prefer their affection and friendship to the duties unto which we are caBed ; and the more especiaBy, as love has its Bmits, and each is bound to love the man, but not the errors of the man. And whereas, it has come to our hearing, from the information of the clergy and the chapter of the church of York, and the testimony of our dearly beloved sons Robert of York, and Roger of Selby, and of eleven other abbats of the Pramonstratensian order, Beems manifestly to declare the same, that our venerable brother, Geoffrey, the archbishop of York, disregarding the oaths of the office entrusted to him, being uselessly engaged in hunting, hawking, and other military pursuits, has given neither hand nor thought since his promotion to the ordination of the clergy, the dedication of churches, or the celebrations of synods, nor yet has pronounced a blessing upon any abbat, although with sufficient indiscretion he has accustomed his tongue at his own pleasure to pronounce maledictions against and to excommunicate both clerks and abbats ;

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