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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 516

That Christians shall not dwell with Jews or Saracens. " Neither Jews nor Saracens are to be allowed to have Christian slaves in their houses, either under pretext of rearing children, or for any services or cause whatsoever. And further, those shall be excommunicated who shall presume to dwell with them. We do also enact that the testimony of Christians shall be received against the Jews in all causes against Christians where they make use of their own witnesses ; and we do decree that those persons shall be excommunicated who shall attempt in this respect to prefer Jews to Christians, as it is right and proper that they should be beneath the Christians, and be by them supported on grounds of humanity alone. Moreover, if any by the inspiration of God shall be converted to the Christian faith, they are on no account to suffer loss of their possessions,39 as, after being converted to the faith they ought to be in a better condition than they were in before they conformed to the faith. And if anything shall be done in contravention hereof, we do, under penalty of excommunication, enjoin the princes or authorities of those places, to cause full restitution to be made to them of that portion of their hereditary property and possessions. That no person shallfor money receive the monastic or any religious habit. "Monks are not to be received in a monastery for money, nor are they to be allowed to hold property of their own. They are not to be distributed alone in vills and towns, or in any parochial churches : but are to remain in the general convent, or in company with some other of the brethren, so as not alone to aVait the conflict of spiritual with secular men ; for it is Solomon who says : ' AVoe to him that is alone when he falleth ; for he hath not another to help him up.'4 0 And if any person on demand shall give anything for his admission, then he is not to be admitted to holy orders, and he who has admitted him is to be punished by loss of his office. And if any one shall have private property, unless the same shall have been permitted by the abbat for the carrying out of some purpose that has been enjoined, he is to be removed from the communion of the altar ; and if any one shall be found when at the point of death to 35 40 Probably meaning their Christian slaves. Eccl. iv. 10.

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