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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 503

you and the dominions entrusted unto your highness should never appear to hold anything in your belief which may in any degree differ from, or be at variance with the doctrines of the Apostolic See. Upon which, we do indeed greatly congratulate you as a most dearly beloved son, and do give exceeding thanks to Him from whom every gift proceeds, adding wish upon wish and prayer upon prayer, that He who hath caused you to receive the name of Christian may of His ineffable goodness inspire your mind with a wish to obtain all know-' ledge, which ought to be imparted to the profession of Christianity, as to all the articles of the faith. For in truth he cannot hope to obtain salvation from the profession of Christianity, who does not in deed and in word act in accordance with that profession ; as it is not sufficient for a person to be called by the name of Catholic, who of himself thinks otherwise than the Catholic and Apostolic doctrines teach ; in accordance with what the Lord says in the Gospel : ' Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven ; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.'2' This also is added to our commendations of your merit, that, as the aforesaid prudent master Philip asserts he has heard from your people, you long with the most ardent desire to have a church in your city, and an altar at Jerusalem where virtuous men of your kingdom may abide, and be more fully instructed in Apostolic doctrines, through whom you and the people of your kingdom may hereafter receive and hold the said doctrines. We, therefore, who, though of insufficient merits, are placed in the chair of Saint Peter, in obedience to what the Apostle says, acknowledging ourselves as ' debtors to the wise and the unwise, the rich and the poor,'2 8 do feel every possible anxiety for the salvaiion of yourself and of your people, and do wish to reclaim you from those matters in which you deviate frem the Christian and Catholic faith, as indeed by the duties of the office which we have undertaken, we are most zealously bound to do ; for the Lord Himself said to Saint Peter, whom he appointed to be the chief of all the Apostles, 'When thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.'29 Therefore, although it seems to be a most difficult " Matt. vii. 21. 2 8 Rom. i. 14. This quotation is not quite correct according to our version ; the words are, " I am debtor both to the Greeks and to the barbarians, both to the wise and to the unwise." w St. Luke xxi. 32.

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