( 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
Now, sorrowful and penitent for the aforesaid [errors and heresies, persuaded about their falsity and of the truth of the Holy Catholic faith), and I detest [in the same way in general all other errors and heresies contrary to the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church) and at the same time humbly accept the promise faithfully to implement all the penances given to my by R.P.D. [The reverent dignitary?]…that have already been imposed or will be imposed: and if I have not stood firmly in some matter despite these promises and oaths of mine ( May god prevent this) I subject my self to all the penalties and castigations which have been stated and promulgated by the sacred canons and other general constitutions against delinquents [who have acted] in this way. Thus, may god help me and these Holy Gospels of His, which I touch with my hand.
I…the aforesaid have abjured, sworn, promised and obligated myself as above, and in testimony [ of my good faith ] in this matter I have signed with my hand this written promise of my abjuration ++29++ which I have related orally with words (here is noted the place in which the abjuration has been made).
On this …day of the month of…in the year…
After the absolution has been imparted, the one who received the abjuration and gave the absolution will put his signature here in the way it is noted in Formula C, which follows.
The Formula of Absolution
Once the penitent, kneeling
on both knees and having first touched the Holy Gospels of God, has red
and signed the formula of abjuration, [the bishop or his delegate] absolves
him, wearing at least the purple stole, and, while sitting, will recite
the psalm Miserere or De Profundis with the Gloria Patri.
Then, standing, he will say:
Kyrie, eleison Christe eleison, Kyrie,