As the campaign for the canonization of Juan de Ribera unfolded in the eighteenth century, an anonymous author wrote a forcefully argued summary intended for the pope. The petition, housed in the archive of the Colegio de Corpus Christi, Valencia, sheds light upon the internal workings of the Holy Office in Rome. This critique of the canonization effort raised a series of powerful objections, to Ribera’s ideas and programs as archbishop; and to his failure to consult the papacy or convene a provincial synod. These controversial criticisms struck a nerve with Ribera’s defenders, who offered debatable or evasive responses. Ultimately these objections slowed down but did not stop the campaign on Ribera’s behalf, as in 1796 the papacy declared his beatification.
|Numero di pagine||38|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2013|