Esteemed Readers, I have discovered another interesting note in the Mercure Galant proving the strong interconnection between France & Italy. This time it tells about an important Catholic event: a Venetian nobleman becomes the Archbishop right in France.
“On Sunday 29 of the month of January (1696) Messire Marc-Daniel Delfino, a Nobleman from Venice, Vicelegat of Avignon appointed by the Nunciature of France, was consecrated as the Archbishop de Damas in Partibus Infidelium (in foreign lands) in the Jesuit Church of Avignon by Messire Louis-Aube de Roque-Martine, the Bishop & Count de Saint Paul-Trois-Chasteaux with assistance of Mrs Archbishops d’Orange & de Carpents.
The ceremony was extremely solemn on one hand due to the presence of plenty of the noblest persons of the Province, on the other due to an excellent Music & Symphonie performed with numerous Instruments. Then the new Nuncio treated Bishops, Consuls, Legal Officers & the most distinguished people of the City to dinner.”
Vive le Roy! 🙂