( 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
Way of undertaing the entire investigation (Note 1)
[ Note: whatever is
included between the brackets is valid in the case in which the work is
dome by a delegate.]
N…N…( the name, family name and qualities of the respondent witness) who, having reported his taking his oath to tell the truth, which he gave (even if a priest), having touched the Holy Gospels of God, was by myself:
1. The Interrogation:
Whether he knew the priest N.. N… (name, family name and qualities
of the person denunciated).
2. The Interrogation:
what is the lifestyle of this priest, what are his morals, what is the
opinion of people [about him]?
4. The Interrogation:
What is his (each of them) life-style, morals, and his opinion among the
5. The Interrogation:
Whether he taught that he or she is worthy of faith or capable, on the
other hand, of lying, calumniating in court and even of perjury?
6. The Interrogation: Whether he knows whether perhaps between him and the aforesaid priest there even existed any reason for hate or enmity?
Then, have duly read
the work and brought him to take the oath of observing the secret, which
he took as above, he is dismissed and, before he goes away, signs in confirmation
of what has been stateda (or, if he cannot write: when he asserted
that he cannot write (let the reason be noted), he makes the signs
of the cross).