People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/143/68 (Dip. Norv., vii, no. 17)

Pope Innocent IV writes to the abbot of Iona, in the diocese of Sodor, noting that he has come to him from the distant region of Norway, in which his diocese is situated, and grants the use of the ring and mitre during divine office, paying due observance to the laws regulating the proper days, hours and places for the use thereof, and he empowers him to give benediction to the clergy and people, a papal legate, archbishop or bishop being absent, as well as in the monastery and other monasteries of the Benedictine order and in the churches belonging to the monastery.
Firm date
22 April 1247
Dating Notes
10 kal. May, pontifical year 4
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Source for Data Entry
Diplomatarium Norvegicum, vol. 7, ed. G. Storm (Christiania, 1898), no. 17
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Dip. Norv., vii, no. 17
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Papal letter

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22 Apr. 1247 Concession to use ring and mitre yes

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22 Apr. 1247 pope Innocent IV, pope (d.1254)
22 Apr. 1247 abbot of Iona Unknown, abbot of Iona