Imatges de pÓgina

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III. That he should subscribe the Confession of Faith, which be sent to him from Goa, when he made him Governour of the Bishoprick.

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IV. That he should deliver all the Books of the Diocess to be amended or burnt according as they deserved.

V. That he should swear Obedience to the Pope, as St. Peter's Successor, and Christ's Vicar upon Earth, and the Supream Head of all Christians, and of all Bishops, Arch-Bishops, Primates and Patriarchs in the World, so that none can be saved out of his obedience.

VI. That he should curse the Patriarch of Babylon, as a Nestorian Heretick and Schismatick, and swear never to obey him any more in any matter, nor to have any further Commerce or Communication with him by Letters or otherwise.

VII. That he Mould swear never to receive any Bishop or Prelate in the Serra, but what should be sent thither by the Pope, and to obey whomsoever

be sent.

VIII. That he should swear to acknowledge and obey him for his true Prelate, as being made so by the Pope.

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IX. That he should pass Olas or Provisions for the Assembling of a Diocesan Synod, to treat of all such matters, as the Arch-Bishop should think fit, and swear to be present at it himself.

X. That he should accompany the Arch-Bishop peaceably, wherefoever he went, without any thing of Guards, and should go along with him in his Galley to all the Churches he had a mind to visit.

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These Articles being made and signed by the Arch-Bishop, he delivered them to the Caçanar, together with a Letter, wherein he bid the ArchDeacon, if he was not fully resolved to subscribe them, allowing him but twenty days to do it in, not to appear before him ; and being willing to secure himself of the fidelity of the Bearer, he obliged him, before he dismiss'd him, to swear obedience to the Roman Church, making him (wear also to return, and never to have any thing more to do with the ArchDeacon , in case he refused to sign the Articles.

Having disinissed this Messenger, the ArchBishop returned to Cochim, where his main business was to get the Governour of the place to joyn with him, to press the King of Cochim to assist him cordially in his design of uniting the Church of St. Thomas to that of Rome, and while he was satisfying the Governour of


what Importance such an Union would be to the Portugueze Interest in the Indies, which was what he himself had all along as much in his Eye, as the Governour could have for his HeartThe King having heard of his being in Town, came very opportunely to pay him a visit, in which, before they parted, the King renewed his

promise to him of commanding all his Christian Subjects to obey him in all things; with which promise the Arch-Bishop returned well satisfied to Cranganor, in order to settle the Affair of the Synod.

The day after his arrival there, he had Letters brought him by a Patamar, or Currier, from the King of Samorim, advising him of the King of Cochim's having begun a War upon the Caimal or Prince of Corugeira his Allie, to which if a stop were not put suddenly, it would necessarily oblige him to withdraw his Army from before Cunahle, which was what the King of Cochim aimed at. So soon as the Arch-Bishop had read these Letters, he dispatched a Currier away im. mediately after the King of Cochim, who was already on his March, defiring him not to make a War upon the Caimal till after Cunable was taken, since it could not be done without diverting the Samorim from the Siege of Cunahle, who was then before it, expecting the return of the Portugueze Armada, which would be with him in the beginning of the Spring, he writ also to the Governour of Cochim, and the Commissioners of the Treasury to


come to

him ; him ; whọm, after some discourse about the business, he ordered to go after the King of Cochim, and to stop him in his March.

Before the Arch-Bishop left Cranganor, he received a Letter from the Arch-Deacon, wherein he wrote to him, That, tho' he was ready to subscribe all the Articles he had. sent him, yet that it was not possible for him to wait upon His Grace in fo short a time as he had fixed.

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The Arch-Bishop understanding that the King of Mangate, in whose Country the Arch-Deacon was at that time, was very much against his submitting to him, fent a Servant of his own with a splendid Retinue to him, to let him know, That, if he should offer to hinder the ArchDeacon from coming to him, the King of Portugal should know of it, who was resolved to revenge all

that were done to him in the Serrà to the utmost of his Power. The King, who had too great a dependance on the Portuguezes, to provoke one of the Arch-Bifhop's Character and Spi. rit, sent him word, That the Arch-Deacon might wait upon him when he pleased for all him, and that he never had any thoughts of hindring him. For all that, the Arch-Deacon did not come, having in truth no Stomach to the morsel the Arch-Bishop had prepared for him. Whereupon the Arch-Bishop sent a couple of Jesuites to him, to let him know, That that was his last admonition, and that if he did not come to him in eight days


he would infallibly depose him and put another in his place.

The Governour and Commissioners having prevailed with the King of Cochim to delift from the War; the King, in his return home, resolved to take Cranganor in his way. The Arch-Bishop having received advice that he was ready to Land, was civiler to him than he had been formerly, and went to the Caiz of the Castle to meet him, and after some Complements had passed on both sides, they went together to an Hermitage that was not far off.

Where they discoursed alone for a considerable time ; after which the King called in his chief Regedor, and several of his Nobles, and the Arch-Bishop, the Captain of the Castle, and some of his own Servants. Before whom the Arch-Bishop thanked His Highness for having desisted from the War of Corugeira, promising him thanks also from the King of Portugal for it, but told him withal, That this must not hinder him from acquainting His Highness with his being much dissatisfied at his having used him so as he had done. The King desired His Lordship to tell for what he was displeased, there being nothing that he was so defirous of, as to satisfie him in all things. The Arch-Bishop told him with a frowning Countenance, That when his Brother in Arms, the King of Portugal, sent him into the Serra, he expected he should have been defended there by His Highness, and not only so but that he would have allisted him to the utmost in the Pions design be

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