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That notwithstanding the safe conducts of Emperor's and Kings, 8c. inquisition concerning heretical pravity may be made by the competent Judge.
The present holy Synod declares that no prejudice or impediment can or ought to arise or be presented to the Catholic faith, and ecclesiastical jurisdiction, by reason of any safe conduct through the emperor, kings, or secular princes, granted to any heretics, or persons under report of heresy, thinking so to recall the same from their errors, by whatsoever obligation they may have bound themselves : but that it be lawful for the competent and ecclesiastical judge, notwithstanding the said safe conduct, to inquire concerning the errors of such persons, and otherwise duly to proceed against them, and to punish them as far as justice shall advise, if they
Præsens sancta Synodus ex quovis salvo conductu per imperatorem, reges, et alios sæculi principes, hæreticis, vel de hæresi diffamatis, putantes eosdem sic a suis erroribus revocare, quocumque vinculo se adstrinxerint, concesso, nullum fidei Catholicæ vel jurisdictioni ecclesiasticæ prejudicium generari, vel impedimentum præstari posse, seu debere declarat; quo minus, dicto salvo conductu non obstante, liceat judici competenti et ecclesiastico, de hujusmodi personarum erroribus inquirere et alias shall pertinaciously refuse to revoke their errors, even if relying upon the safe conduct, they shall have come to the place of judgment, to which otherwise they would not have come ; nor does the person making such promises, when he shall have done all in his power, remain hence under any obligation whatever.
contra eos debite procedere, eosdemque punire, quantum justitia suadebit, si suos errores revocare pertinaciter recusaverint, etiam si de salvo conductu confisi, ad locum venerint judicii, alias non venturi : nec sic promittentem, cum fecerit quod in ipso est, ex hoc in aliquo remansisse obligatum.--Conc. xii. 169–170.
FLORENCE, A.D. 1438.
SESSION XXV.-(Of Purgatory.)
.... In the name, then, of the Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, with the approbation of this sacred General Council of Florence, we decree .... Also, that if any true penitents shall depart this life in the love of God, before that they have made satisfaction by worthy fruits of penance
Session XXV. .... In nomine, igitur, Sanctæ Trinitatis, Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, hoc sacro universali approbante Florentino Concilio diffinimus. . . . . Item, si vere pænitentes in Dei caritate decesserint, antequam dignis pænitentiæ fructibus de com
for faults of commission and omission, their souls are purified after death by the pains of purgatory, and that for their release from these pains, the suffrages of the faithful who are alive are profitable to them ; to wit, the sacrifices of masses, prayers and alms, and other works of piety, which, according to the appointment of the Church, are wont to be made by the faithful for other believers.
missis satisfecerint; et omissis, eorum animas pænis purgatoriis post mortem purgari, et ut a pænis hujusmodi releventur, prodesse eis fidelium vivorum suffragia ; missarum scilicet sacrificia, orationes et eleemosynas, et alia pietatis officia, quæ a fidelibus pro aliis fidelibus fieri consueverunt, secundum Ecclesiæ instituta.—Conc. xiii. 515.
(Of Papal Supremacy.) Also we decree that the holy Apostolic See, and the Roman pontiff, has a primacy over the whole world; and that the Roman pontiff himself is the successor of St. Peter, the prince of the Apostles, and is the true vicar of Christ, and head of the whole Church, and the father and teacher of all Christians; and
Ibidem. Item diffinimus sanctam Apostolicam Sedem, et Romanum pontificem, in universum orbem tenere primatum, et ipsum pontificem Romanum successorem esse beati Petri principis Apostolorum, et verum Christi vicarium, totiusque ecclesiæ caput, et omnium Christianorum patrem et doctorem existere ; et ipsi in that to him, in the person of the blessed Peter, our Lord Jesus Christ has committed full power of feeding, ruling and governing the universal Church.
beato Petro pascendi, regendi, ac gubernandi universalem Ecclesiam a Domino nostro Jesu Christo plenam potestatem traditam esse. -Ibid.
LATERAN, V., A.D. 1516.
SESSION X.—Episcopal Authority over the Press.)
.... With the approbation of this sacred Council .... we decree and ordain that, henceforth, in all future times, as well in our city, as in all other states and dioceses whatsoever, no person presume to print or cause to be printed, any book, or any writing whatsoever, unless they be first accurately examined ; if in our city, by our vicar and master of the palace; but in other states or dioceses, by the bishop or some other .... deputed by the bishop for
Session X. .... hoc sacro approbante Concilio . . . . statuimus et ordinamus, quod de cætero perpetuis futuris temporibus nullus librum aliquem, seu aliam quamcumque scripturam, tam in urbe nostra, quam aliis quibusvis civitatibus et diæcesibus imprimere seu imprimi facere præsumat; nisi prius in urbe per vicarium nostrum et sacri palatii magistrum ; in aliis vero civitatibus et diæcesibus per episcopum vel alium .... ab eodem episcopo ad id deputandum;
that purpose; and be approved by subscription under their own hands, to be given gratuitously and without delay on pain of excommunication. But if any one shall presume to do otherwise, besides the loss of the printed books and public burning, and the payment of a hundred ducats (without hope of remission), to the press of the prince of apostles in Rome, and the suspension of his exercise of printing for a whole year, let him be bound with the sentence of excommunication.
.... diligenter examinentur, et per eorum manu propria subscriptionem, sub excommunicationis sententia gratis et sine dilatione imponendam, approbentur. Qui autem secùs præsumpserit, ultra librorum impressorum amissionem, et illorum publicam combustionem, et centum ducatorum fabricæ principis Apostolorum de urbe (sine spe remissionis solutionem), ac anni continui exercitii impressionis suspensionem, excommunicationis sententia innodatus existat, &c.—Conc, xiv, 257—8.