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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 372

A.D. 1172. DECREES PUBLISHED AT AVBANCHES. the means of so doing, are to be compelled to have another tninister under them. "Further, priests are not to be ordained without having a sure title. " Further, churches are not to be let out at a yearly rent. " Further, let the minister who performs the duties of the church be deprived of no portion of one third part of the tithes. "Further, let those persons who hold tithes by hereditary right be at liberty to give them to some fitting clerk, whomsoever they may choose ; but upon this understanding, that, after him, they are to revert to the church to which of right they belong. " Let no man while his wife is still living enter into monastic orders, and so, on the other hand, with regard to the wife, unless they shall have both passed the time for satisfying the lusts of the flesh. " Further, at the Advent of our Lord, to all who shall be able to obey, and especially to the clergy and the knighthood, let fasting and abstinence from flesh be enjoined. " Further, elorks are not to be appointed judges1 6 to administer the jurisdiction of secular powers ; and those who shall presume so to do, let them be expelled from their ecclesiastical benefices." But, as regards the new books relative to those excommunicated, the property of the dead that the priests receive, the benediction of brides, baptism, and the eight-and-forty pounds which are demanded for the absolution of those excommunicated, there was nothing settled, as the bishops of Normandy were unwilling to receive a decree on those subjects. In the same synod, the archbishop of Tours claimed the arehbishoprie of Dol, as properly belonging to his own archbishopric, affirming that there ought not to be there an archiépiscopal see ; but the clergy of Dol stoutly maintained the contrary. These matters having been thus arranged, about the time of the feast of AB Saints, the new king of England, by command of the king, his father, crossed over with his queen from England to Normandy, though much against his will. When 1 6 The text has "clerici Judaù," " Jewish clerks." This is clearly an error. The word is probably " judices," "judges."

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