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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 499

498 ANNALS OP ROGER, DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1200. That no person shall, without the authority of the bishop, receive ecclesiastical benefices at the hands of laymen. " Paying all due attention to the enactments of the council of Lateran, we do decree that neither the brethren of the Temple nor of the Hospital, nor any other person of the religious order, shall receive either tithes or any other ecclesiastical benefices at the hands of laymen, without authority of their bishops, and excepting therefrom those which up to the present time they have received, contrary to the tenor thereof. We do enact that such persons as shall be excommunicated, and shall, in accordance with the sentence of the bishops, be by name laid under interdict, shall be avoided by them as well as all others. In their churches, which do not belong to them by full legal right, they are to present priests for institution to the bishops, that they may be answerable to them for their care of the people, and give to themselves a full account as to the temporal things thereof. Also, those who have been instituted, they are not, without the sanction of the bishops, to presume to remove. If Templars or Hospitallers should come to a church under interdict, they are only once in a year to be'admitted to the performance of divine service therein, nor even then are they to bury the bodies of those under interdict therein. As to the fraternities, we do also enact that if they shall not [upon warning] entirely join the brethren before-mentioned, but shall think proper to reside upon their own properties,64 still for all this they are on no account to be exempt from the sentence of the bishops, who are to exercise their authority over them just the same as they do in the case of others in their dioceses, when they require to be corrected for their excesses. What has been stated as to the brethren before named, we do also command to be observed with regard to those of other religious orders, who, in their presumption, wrest from the bishops their legal rights, and dare to enter upon a course contrary to their own canonical profession, and the tenor of our own privileges. And if they shall infringe upon this ordinance, both the churches in which they have presumed so to do, shall be laid under interdict, and all that they shall have done, shall, by the authority of the said council, be deemed null and void. Monks also are not to be admitted into mo 6 4 Contrary to the monastic rules.

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