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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 498

A.D . 1200. DECREES OF THE SYNOD OF LONDON. 497 church, nor yet if the persons shall not be known. Also, no persons are to be united in marriage, except publicly in face of the church and in presence of the priest ; and, if this shall not be observedg those parties are to be admitted into no church whatsoever, except by the especial authority of the bishop. Also, it is to be allowable for neither of two married persons to undertake a distant pilgrimage, unless upon publication of the consent of both. This, saving in all things the honor and privileges of the Holy Church of Rome." That Purgation is to be enjoined on thse who are accused by public report. " Those who are accused by public report, or on probable evidence, of any crime of which they cannot be convicted, are to be warned a first, second, and third time to confess and make satisfaction. But if, making no amends, they shall persist in their denial, then let purgation13 be enjoined them, and let it not be put off from day to day as a pretext for receiving money ; but let the same be received on the first day on which it is enjoined, if the person is ready ; and let not the number64 prescribed by the canons be exceeded. This, saving in all things the honor and privBeges of the Holy Church of Rome." That Lepers are to have a burial ground and chapel of their own. "Being induced by a regard for piety, and relying on the enactment of the council of Lateran, we do enact, that wherever there shaB be a sufficient number of lepers assembled together to be able to buBd a church, with a burying ground attached, and to enjoy the services of their own priest, they shaB be allowed, without any opposition, to have the same. They are to take care, however, that they are not detrimental to churches previously estabBshed; for that which is conceded to them on grounds of piety, we do not wish to redound to the injury of other persons. "We do also enact, that of vegetable produce and the young of animals belonging to such persons, they shall not be obliged to pay tithes. This, saving in aB thing3 the honor and privileges of the Holy Church of Rome." 6 3 Canonical purgation, by the evidence on oath of one, two, three or more witnesses of good character in favour of the accused. » 6 4 Of witnesses. VOL. II. κ κ

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