It mattered not, the nuncio would not, by any means, let the decretal go.
This was not a decretal commission; it did not bind the Pope or prevent him from revoking the case.
By no engagement could he be induced, to trust out of his hands, to me, his colleague that decretal commission.
The decretal letters of the popes were put on a par with Scripture.
Such sterilization of a woman is in contravention to the decretal of Gregory as given in the chapter on Vasectomy.
He had granted the decretal only to be shown to the King, and then burnt.
The crafty Campana, who had burnt the decretal, conjured him not to believe all the reports transmitted to him concerning Rome.
Why should not the Pope, then, allow the decretal to be put in execution?
The decretal could not be produced, but, with or without it, the King insisted that the court should sit.
He mastered the whole system of decretal lore and made it his guide for the rest of his life.