People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/123/2 (Scotia Pontificia, no. 5)

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.
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20 November 1119
Dating Notes
12 kal. Dec., year based on consecration of Archbishop Thurstan (19 Oct. 1119)
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Scotia Pontificia, no. 5
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Scotia Pontificia, no. 5
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Papal letter

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Command of obedience no
unavailable Letter from Anicius, pope, to the bishops of Gaul no
unavailable Letter from Pope Innocent I to 'Victor' (Victrice), bishop of Rouen no
20 Nov. 1119 Command not to consecrate bishops in churches except by archbishop of York yes
20 Nov. 1119 *Command of obedience yes

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
20 Nov. 1119 pope Calixtus II, pope (d.1124)
20 Nov. 1119 archbishop of York Thurstan, archbishop of York (d.1140)
20 Nov. 1119 Dompnus (Dom) Paschal II, pope (d.1118)
20 Nov. 1119 archbishop of York Gerard, archbishop of York (d.1108)
20 Nov. 1119 pope Anicius, pope
20 Nov. 1119 bishop of Rouen Victrice, bishop of Rouen