( 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
After the witness has signed here or made the sign of the cross, he signs that he received the testimony in this way:
These acts are signed by myself, N.N., [specially delegated only for this act].
[The delegate then directly
transmits the act to him from whom whot he has received delegation together
together with the instruction and the letter he received, keeping nothing
at all with himself].
The way of undertaking partial investigations (Note 1)
On the…day of the month of….in the year…
Having been called personally
there appeared before me the undersigned (let there be written the name,
family name etc., of the person who is to do the activity) taking place
in (let there be noted the place and diocese where he is to be found) [specially
delegated only for this act by R.P.D……., as [can be seen] in the letter
of that same person directed and given to me on this date (let there be
expressed on what exact day the letter was written) attached to the present
document. N…N…(name, family name and qualities of the respondent witness)
who, having been brought to take the oath to tell the truth, which he does
(even a priest) having touched God’s Holy Gospels, performed this for me.
whether he knew (for example, the woman) N…N…?
2. The Interrogation:
what is the lifestyle, what are the morals, what is his reputation among
3. Interrogation: Whether
he thinks that he or she [or she] is worthy of credence or on the other
hand thinks that he or she is capable of lying, calumniating in court or
even of committing perjury?
4. The Interrogation:
Whether he knows whether perhaps between him or her and the priest
there exists or has existed a cause for hate or enmity?
Then, the act duly read to the witness, having signified his taking an oath to observe the secret, which he does as above, the witness will be dismissed, ++41++ and before he leaves, signs as a confirmation of what has preceded (or, if he cannot write: when he cannot write, as he asserted (let the cause be noted), he made the signs of the cross. After the witness signed here or made the sign of the cross he who received the testimony signed himself in this way:
These are acts done
through me H…H…[especially delegated only for this act].