( CRIME OF SOLICITATION )
FROM THE SUPREME AND HOLY CONGREGATION
OF THE HOLY OFFICE
FOR ALL PATRIARCHS, ARCHBISHOPS, BISHOPS
AND OTHER DIOCESAN ORDINARIES
“EVEN OF THE ORIENTAL RITE”
ON THE MANNER OF PROCEEDING IN CASES OF
The Vatican Press, 1962
Formula of Delegation to Undertake the
A) TO UNDERTAKE THE COMPLETE INVESTIGATION
The…day of the month
of…in the year….
We…ask you that you
will take the customary diligence in pursuing [this investigation] according
to the affixed instruction about false denunciation made by
(for example, a woman or women)………………..
Against the priest…………………….by interrogating
[them] separately, formally and under oath to tell the truth and observe
the secret, two witnesses, in so far as is possible from the ecclesiastical
body, but more important than anything else [ to interview somebody ] ,
who knows well both the denounced person and the one denouncing (or, if
the denouncing are many in number, one and all denouncers). if you
cannot find only two witnesses who know together the one denounced and
each everyone denouncing, you will call many, as many namely, as it will
be fitted so that there will be a double testimony as to the denunciated
and each one denouncing.
An authentic copy of the acts, however, you shall transmit to us directly
and in a safe way, together with the instruction and these letters, retaining
nothing for yourself.
The signature of the Ordinary of the place, the one delegating
(Formula G is joined to the letter)
B) TO UNDERTAKE PARTIAL INVESTIGATION
On the…day of the month
of… in the year….
We…ask you to undertake
the investigation according to the affixed instruction……++37++by interrogating
[them] separately, formally and under an oath to speak the truth and of
observing the secret, two witnesses, in so far as is possible, from the
group of ecclesiastics, as greater than any exception, who (e.g. the woman
or women ) know [them] more closely.
You will transmit an
authentic copy, however, of the acts to us directly and in a safe way,
together with the instruction and his letter, keeping nothing for yourself.
Signature of the delegating Ordinary of the place
( To the letter is joined Formula H)
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