Spoglio del Michele Di Pietro, 1802-1818.
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The Apostolic Penitentiary has jurisdiction for the sacramental and nonsacramental internal forum (i.e., matters affecting the private spiritual good of individuals); issues decisions on questions of conscience; grants absolutions, dispensations, commutations, sanations and condonations; and has charge of nondoctrinal matters pertaining to indulgences. It is one of the three tribunals of the Holy See. Some find traces of it, or at least the idea for it, in the works of t...
The office of secretarius intimus (private secretary) was entrusted by Leo X (1513-1521) to Pietro Ardighello, an assistant to Cardinal Giulio de' Medici (the future Clement VII [1523-1534] and a cousin of Leo X), who took over the direction of foreign affairs dealing with all correspondence in the vernacular, especially with the apostolic nuncios who were entrusted by that time with diplomatic missions of a permanent character. The correspondence was carried on in the name but no longer under t...
Italian cardinal and statesman. From the description of Autograph signature and subscription to a letter : Rome, to Mr. Colbert, 1806 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270534527 Ercole Consalvi (1757-1824), cardinal and statesman, was born in Rome but came from a noble family of Toscanella. His ancestors belonged to the noble line of the Brunacci in Pisa but one of them settled in Toscanella in the seventeenth century. Ercole's grandfather, Gregorio Brunac...