JUAN DE PALAFOX DE
See also:bishop, was
See also:born in
See also:Aragon . He was appointed in 1839 bishop of Angelopolis (Puebla de los Angeles) in Mexico, and there honourably distinguished himself by his efforts to protect the natives from Spanish cruelty, forbidding any methods of
See also:con-version other than persuasion . In this he met with the uncompromising hostility of the
See also:Jesuits, whom in 1647 he laid under an
See also:interdict . He twice, in 1647 and 1649, laid a formal complaint against them at Rome . The
See also:pope, however, refused to approve his censures, and all he could obtain was a brief from Innocent X . (May 14, 1648), commanding the Jesuits to respect the episcopal jurisdiction . In 1653 the Jesuits succeeded in securing his
See also:translation to the little see of Osma in Old
See also:Castile . In 1694
See also:Charles II. of Spain petitioned for his
See also:canonization; but though this passed through the preliminary stages, securing for Palafox the title of "
See also:Venerable," it was ultimately defeated, under
See also:Pius VI., by the intervention of the Jesuits . See Antonio Gonzalez de Resende,
See also:Vie de Palafox (French trans.,
See also:Paris, 1690) .
PALAESTRA (Gr. aaXaiarpa)
JOSE DE PALAFOX Y MELZI (1780-1847)
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