Copia D’Una Lettera Scritta Dalla Sacra Congregatione De Propaganda Fide. SACRA CONGREGATIO DE PROPOGANDA FIDE.
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Copia D’Una Lettera Scritta Dalla Sacra Congregatione De Propaganda Fide.

Rome and Bologna, Archepiscopal Printer V. Benacci [1623].

Folio. [3]p.

Folded (once sewn).

This outlines the purpose and funding structure of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, the largest Christian missionary organization and famous for its publishing program, particularly the production of catechisms in many languages. The initial missions were to Ireland, northern Europe, the Middle East, Armenia and the eastern Mediterranean under Turkish control. Revenues for this highly centralized vast international organization are to come from the Vatican, prominent prelates, wealthy individuals and the whole Catholic community, and the monies are to be deposited in the Congregation’s account at the closest Monte di Pietà. I have not identified another printing of this document and located only one other example (Nonantola). In good condition (two margins uncut).

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