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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 495

494 . ANNALS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 12C0. same be a fault which, by its very nature, entails the penalty of excommunication. Also, those subject to prelates are not, contrary to ecclesiastical discipline, before the commencement of the trial, to seek to take refuge in the words of appeal. But if any person shall think that it is a matter of necessity for him to appeal, then a competent time is to be named for him to prosecute his appeal : and if he shall neglect to prosecute it within such time, then the bishop shall be at liberty to exercise his authority. If also, in any matter any person shall make an appeal [against another], and on the person appealed against making his appearance, the. person who has made the appeal shall not appear, he is to make a competent return to the other for his expenses, in order that, being at least checked by this fear, a person may not be too ready to appeal to the prejudice of another ; and in religious houses we do especially desire that this shall be observed, to the end that neither monks nor any other person of the religious orders, when they shall require correction for any excess, shall, contrary to the regular discipline of their prelate and chapter, presume to appeal, but humbly and dutifully receive whatever may have been for the --jnore effectually securing their salvation enjoined them. Also, ί for the purpose of checking the viciousness of many, we have ) thought proper to adjoin hereto, that, every year, sentence of \ excommunication shall be pronounced upon sorcerers, perjurers upon the Gospels,61 incendiaries, thieves, and daring robbers, each in his class. Also, we do enact that those who shall Oinowingly have committed perjury at the expense of any person shall not be absolved therefrom ; nor shall penance be enjoined them by any person but the bishop of the diocese, or upon his authority, except at the point of death ; and they are to be enjoined at the moment that they shall recover to go to the bishop to receive penance from him or upon his authority. This, saving in all things the honor and privileges of the Holy Church of Borne." That nothing is to be demandedfor the administration of the sacraments. " As it has been, in the Council of Lateran, healthfully provided by the holy fathers, so do we forbid that anything whatever shall be exacted from ecclesiastical personages when 6 1 This is probably the meaning of " sacramenta" here, though it may possibly mean the relics of saints.

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