Pope Paul V letter to King Philip III of Spain
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The letter was written in Latin, on vellum, on a narrow strip (10 x 40.5 cm; 4" x 16"). This contemporary file copy was retained in Rome and signed "S. Card. S. Susannae" (i.e., Cardial Scipione Cobelluzzi, who was also at this time the Librarian of the Vatican Library).
- Creation: 1619 January 4
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This letter was sent from Pope Paul V (1552-1621; pontificate from 1605-1621), to King Phillip III of Spain on January 4th, 1619, soon after the pope learned of the death of Bernardo de Sandoval y Rojas, the archbishop of Toledo and Grand Inquisitor of Spain. In this letter he appoints Luis de Aliaga Martinez the new Grand Inquisitor.
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