( 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
“It has come to the ears of the Ecclesiastical
authority that he, within the sacret tribunal of penance, not always acted
as was befitting prudence and holiness, so that not without merrit it must
be feared lest he, with a rash effort, attempted to convert the sacrament
itself of reconciliation into the ruin of souls: It is therefore greatly
to his intrest that he carefully avoid these things in the future, lest
the ecclesiastical authority be compelled to proceed to more serious matters”.
Let there be observer, moreover, the secret of the Holy Office regarding all the matter and everyone to the greatest extent.
If the admonition is done through letter, the method of admonishing should be done in this way.
[The delegate, however, is to give this admonition, at an opportune time, informs him of whom he receives his delegation of the results, at the same time transmitting to him all documents, if he has nay, and not keeping anything for himself.]
The Form of the Decree for the Arraignment
A) TO INDICT SIMPLY
The reverend… to be indicted in the diocesan Curia about all the matters deducted against him and there should e a case according to law.
These are the acts [signed
at] (the address of the Ordinary of tge place)
B) TO INDICT, HAVING ADDED CANONICAL PROVISOS
The reverend…is to be
indicted in the diocesan Curia about all the matters brought up against
him and let there be a trial according to law.
These cats are signed (as above) on the … day of the month of…in the year… L.X. S.
Signature of the Ordinary of the Place