Memoirs Of Scipio De Ricci (volume 1); Late Bishop Of Pistoia And Prato, Reformer Of Catholicism In…

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byLouis Joseph Antoine De Potter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. Account of the Ecclesiastical Assembly of Florence, and of the Acts passed by it.--Answers of the Bishops. The Ecclesiastical Assembly of Florence is much less known out of Tuscany, than the Synod of Pistoia; yet the collection which contains its history and its acts, is very voluminous. For these two reasons, we have thought that it would not be altogether useless to give in this place an extract from a work so very important in many points of view, and especially to Governments which profess the Catholic religion, or of which the subjects are Catholics. The extract will also be equally interesting to those who, in reading the Life of Ricci, are desirous of knowing the principal opponents of the reforms projected by Leopold. We shall add to it a few documents relative to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction exercised by the civil power--documents which were printed during the life-time of Leopold, and which were intended to enlighten his clergy, and prepare the way for those measures to which he was desirous that they should agree, for the general welfare of the Tviscans. § I. One of the seven quarto volumes which contain the acts alluded to, is entitled " The History of the Assembly of the Archbishops and Bishops of Tuscany, held at Florence in 1787." It was printed at Florence, in 1788; and drawn up, as well as the other six volumes, by the Abbe Reginald Tanzini. The preface contains a deplorable picture of the ignorance and servility of the Tuscan clergy at this period. "The famous constitution Unigenitus," it is observed, "which encountered so much opposition in France, was received in Tuscany without the slightest objection or hesitation; all that is necessary to remark in regard to it, is, that in a synod of Pistoia held in 1721, it w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. Account of the Ecclesiastical Assembly of Florence, and of the Acts passed by it.--Answers of the Bishops. The E...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217863566

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