Pope Calixtus II writes to all the bishops in Scotland, suffragans of York, condemning the consecration of one bishop by another, without consulting the metropolitan and other fellow-bishops. Six canonical authorities are cited against this, including those from the Councils of Nicaea, Laodicea and Carthage, and two letters, on from Anicius to the pope and one from Pope Innocent I to Victricius, bishop of Rouen. He therefore commands by apostolic authority that none be consecrated as bishop in their churches except by their metropolitan, the archbishop of York, or by his permission. Moreover, he instructs and commands the fraternity to offer canonical obedience to Brother Thurstan, consecrated archbishop of York; even as in the time of Gerard, archbishop of the same church, was commanded by Pope Paschal.
20 November 1119
12 kal. Dec., year based on consecration of Archbishop Thurstan (19 Oct. 1119)