( 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
The interrogation: Whether he made
the declarations from hate or from love, and from enmity or other general
If more than one month had past since the
solicitation, moreover, there should be added:
All of these matters having been absolved, there should read to the denouncing person everything which was given in writing, or, having given a just reason in writing, a just cause in writing, the instrument should be given to him so that he may read it in the presence of him who receives the denunciation; all of these matters proofed and accepted, together with the corrections, additions and erasures, if there are some, ++35++ he is invited to write his signature below, and, having given an account of his takinf an oath to observe the secret, he should be dismissed.
All of these matters will be described in these words:
Having these matter and having accepted them, the one denouncing having been dismissed has sworn to obseve the secret, again touching the Holy Gospel of God (he swears an oath upon the gospel again); and in confirmation of what has been testified by word he writes his signature (or if he cannot write: since he cannot write, as he asserted, (let the cause be noted), he made the sign of the cross).
After the one denouncing here has signed or made the sign of the cross, the notary should sign, if he is present, in this way:
These are the acts signed by myself, the notary (and if he has been assumed only for this act: assumed only for this act) .
Finally, he signs who receives the denumciation. L.X S.
If, however, the notary was not present, then the one who receives the denunciation signs in this way:
These acts are signed by myself, N.N. [specially delegated only for this act br R.P.D. (the reverend delegating person) N.N.] .
[The delegate then delivers
the entire act directly to him from whom he has received the delegation
together with the instruction and the letters received, keeping nothing
for himself ] .