( 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
These acts are signed by myself, N.N., [especially delegated for this act only by R.P.D., N.N.].
[The delegate will then transmit the action [documentation for the lawsuit] directly to him from whom he received his delegation together with the instruction and the accepted letter, keeping nothing at all for himself ].
FORMULA OF THE PROPOSAL
TO BE MADE BY THE PROMOTOR OF JUSTICE;
Having made a brief summary and inquiry about the reason of law and fact, the conclusion comes about through the promoter of justice, for example as followed, however, according to the circumstances:
Having considered everything, I think it must be decided that the priest…be warned (simply or correctly) - or - let the case be constituted in the curia, that is, the diocesan Curia, and let the case be under taken according to the law (meanwhile, however…and here there are added the canonical opportune provisions, if there are some that seem to need to be proposed to the promoter).
On the…day of the month
of…in the year….
FORMULA OF THE DECREE TO CONSTITUTE A PENAL REMEDY
We (name, and
so on, qualities, etc…of the Ordinary of the place),
If some resolution has
to be added, and there is added:
Signature of the Ordinary of the Place
The Method For Warning Abut the Crime of Solicitation
Concerning those who have been denounced once or twice concerning the horrible crime of solicitation for the most parts, having taken the opportune efforts, it is decreed that: They should be warned (simply or correctly) under the secrets of the Holy Office. The person to whom belongs or is assigned the duty of imparting and admonition of this type, will summon the denounced priest, with the proper circumspection, and he is to impress upon him with serious words, more or less according to the circumstances and the tenor of the decision, but in a paternal and fatherly way, avoiding lest in any way, whether discreetly or indirectly , he reveal the one denouncing him, in these words: