( CRIME OF SOLICITATION )
FROM THE SUPREME AND HOLY CONGREGATION OF THE HOLY OFFICEFOR ALL PATRIARCHS, ARCHBISHOPS, BISHOPS AND OTHER DIOCESAN ORDINARIES
“EVEN OF THE ORIENTAL RITE”
ON THE MANNER OF PROCEEDING IN CASES OF SOLICITATION
The Vatican Press, 1962
FORMULAS TO BE USED ACCORDING TO THE CIRCUMSTANCE
In the name of the lord.
I…appearing before….and touching the most holy Gospel of God placed before me, swear and promise to exercise my duty faithfully ….likewise, under the pain of excommunication late sentential ipso facto and to be incurred without any declaration, from which outside of the moment of death, I can be absolved by no one, except by the Holy Father, excluding even the cardinal of the penitentiary, and, under other most serious penalties, at the disposition of the supreme pontiff to be inflicted upon me in the case of transgression, I promise sacredly, vow and swear, to observe inviolably the secret in all matters and details which will take place in exercising the aforesaid duty, excepting precisely those matters at the end and at the completion of this negotiation [or of these negotiations] which can be legitimately published. Further, I shall observe the secret absolutely and in every way with all who have no legitimate part in the treatment of this same matter [or, who are not constricted by the same sworn bond]; nor [will I ever], directly or indirectly, by means of a nod, or of a word, by writing, or in any other way and under whatever type of pretext, even for the most urgent and most serious cause [even ] for the purpose of a great good, commit anything against the fidelity to the secret, unless a particular faculty of dispensation has been expressly given to me by the Supreme pontiff.
I ( name, family name, etc. of the one
abjuring, which, if he is a religious, he should add his name, etc. which
he used in the world ) the son of (name of the father), being …years of
age, and personally brought to trial [arraigned], and, having genuflected
before you (name, family name, qualities, etc. of the person who is to
receive the abjuration), and having before me and touching with my hand
the most holy Gospels and knowing that no one can be saved unless he believes
what the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church holds, believes, preaches,
professes and teaches, I confess and I am sorry that I have erred seriously
against [that church] through the abuse and profanation of the sacrament
of penance [and through the profession and doctrine of false dogma].