People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/135/7 (Scotia Pontificia, no. 155)

Pope Clement III writes to the bishops of Durham, Glasgow and Whithorn, recalling that in a letter from the cardinal-priest of S. Marco, legate of the apostolic see, and in reports from the king, the chapter of York, the bishop of Durham, and many other bishops of that province, he was informed that Geoffrey, formerly treasurer of the church, had been elected bishop of York. Both the bishop and the legate informed the pope that he had established this election by the authority of the legation which he was performing in England, and at the request of the above bishops, the chapter and very many others, Clement also held it ratified and by apostolic authority undertook to establish it. Since the church of York has suffered greatly in both spiritual and temporal matters due to its lack of a pastor, and since through his power and energy the bishop-elect can restore and increase the church’s status, the pope does not wish to delay his consecration any longer. They should go to York at the first opportunity and by the authority of this mandate consecrate the bishop-elect.
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23 April 1190
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9 kal. May, pontifical year 3
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Scotia Pontificia, no. 155
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Scotia Pontificia, no. 155
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Papal letter

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