The Order of Reconciliation for Apostates, Schismatics or Heretics

Book Title: Pontificale Romanum ad omnes pontificias ceremonias, quibus nunc utitur sacrosancta Romana ecclesia, accommodatum. Nonnullis insuper, que in antea impressis non habentur accuratissime auctum .Ac in tres partes distinctum. : quarum prima personarum, secunda rerum consecrationes, et benedictiones continet : tertia vero quedam ecclesiastica officia, et alia multa comprehendit, que in sequenti tabula, versa pagina monstrantur. Nuper summa diligentia reuisum, emendatum, & impressum

Author: Catholic Church

Image Title: The Order of Reconciliation for Apostates, Schismatics or Heretics

Description: This engraving illustrates the reconciliation of an apostate, schismatic or heretic. The bishop sits outside the church. The heretic kneels before the bishop. The bishop then asks the heretic a series of questions, such as “Do you believe in the twelve articles of the faith?” To these the heretic must reply, “I believe.” After the interrogation, the bishop takes the heretic by the hand and reintroduces him into the church.

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