APPENDIX 9


A.D.  45O


EXTRACTS and signatories of a letter from nineteen bishops addressed to Pope Leo in a.d. 450, maintaining that Aries was the proper metropolitan of the Viennoise sees-that the Church was founded here by St. Trophimus, in apostolic times, and that he was commissioned by the Apostle Peter (Patrol. Lat., vol. liv, pp. 880,881).


“. . . Omnibus etenim regionibus Gallicanis notum est, sed nee sacrosanctae Ecclesiae Romanae habetur incognitum quod prima intra Gallias Arelatensis civitas missum a beatissimo Petro Apostolo sanctum Trophimum habere meruit sacerdotum….”


“. . . quae in Sancto Trophimo primitias nostrae religionis prima suscepit….”

“. . . ut sicut per beatissimum Petrum Apostolorum principem Sacrosancta Ecclesia Romana teneiit supra omnes totius munch Ecclesias principatum, ita etiam intra Gallias Arelatensis Ecclesiae, quae Sanctum Trophimum ab Apostolis missum sacerdotum habere meruisset, ordiandi pontificium vindicaret.”


1. Constantinus   (of Carpentras).

2. Armentarius (of Antibes).  

3. Audentius (of Die).

4. Severianus (of Thorame).

5.Valerianus  (of Cimiez).

6. Ursus.

7. Stephanus.

8. Nectarius (of Avignon).

9. Constantius.

10. Maximus (of Riez).  

11. Asclepius  (of Cavaillon).

12. Theodorus (of Frejus). 

13. ustus (of Orange), 

14. Ingenuus (of Embrum). 

15. Augustalis (of  Toulon).

16. Superventor.

17. Ynantius.

18. Fonteius (of Vaison).

19. Palladius.


Note.—The signatories are taken from the reply of the Pope, this being addressed to the nineteen by name as above.