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guinem, unà cum Animá and fuftantially, & Divinitate Domini Body and Blood, togeNoftri Jefu Chrifti; ther with the Soul and fierique converfionem to- Divinity of our Lord tius fubftantia panis in Jefus Chrift; and that Corpus, & totius fub- there is a change made ftantia Vini in Sangui- of the whole fubftance nem; quam converfio- of Bread into the Body, nem Catholica Ecclefia and of the whole fubTranfubftantiationem ap- ftance of Wine into the pellat. Blood; which change the Catholick Church calls Tranfubftantiation.

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21. Firmiffimè affero, Imagines Chrifti, ac Dei para jemper Virginis, necnon aliorum Sandorum babendas & retinendas effe; atque eis debitum honorem ac venerationem impertiendam.


Indulgentiarum etiam poteftatem Chrifto in Ecclefiâ reli&tam fuiffe, illarumque ufum Chriftiano populo maximè fulutarem effe, affirmo. 23. San&am Catholicam ម Apoftolicam Romanam Ecclefiam, omnium Ecclefiarum Matrem & Magiftram agnofco, Roman q; Pon5 tifici, Beati Petri, ApoApoftolorum Principis, ac Jefu Chrifti Vicario veram obedentiam fpondeo ac juro.


24. Cetera item omnia à facris Canonibus, & ecumenicis Conciliis, ac præcipuè à facroSanda Tridentina Synodo tradita, definita & declarata indubitanter recipio

21. I do moft firmly affert, that the Images of Chrift, and of the ever Virgin Mother of God, and of the other Saints, ought to be had and retained; and that due Honour and Veneration ought to be given to them.

22. I do affirm, that the power of Indulgences was left by Chrift in the Church, and that the ufe of them is very beneficial to Chriftian People.


23. I do acknowledge, the holy Catholick and Apoftolick Roman Church to be the Mother and Mistress of all Churches; and I do promife and swear true obdience to the Bishop of Rome, the Succeffor of St. Peter, the Prince of the Apoftles, and Vicar of Jefus Chrift.

24. I do alfo without the least doubt, receive and profefs all other things which have been delivered, defined, and declared by the facred Canons and œcumenical Councils,

recipio atque profiteor;


nia atque Hærefes quaf cunque ab Ecclefia damnatas, rejeltas, & anathematizatas, ego pa riter damno, rejicio, & anathematizo. Hanc veram Catholicam fidem extra quam nemo falvus effe poteft, quam in prafenti fpontè profiteor, & veraciter teneo, eamdem integram & inviolatam, ufque ad extremum vitae fpiritum conftantiffimè (Deo adjuvante) retineri & confiteri, atque à meis Subditis, vel illis quorum cura ad me in munere meo fpe&tabit, teneri, doceri & prædicari, quantum in me erit curaturum, ego idem N. Spondeo, voveo, ac juro. Sic me Deus adjuvet & bac Sanita Dei Evangelia.

Councils, and especially fimulque contraria om- by the holy Synod of Trent; and all things contrary thereunto, and all Herefies whatsoever condemned, rejected, and anathematized by the Church, I do likewise condemn, reject, and anathematize. This true, Catholick Faith, without which no Man can be faved, which at this time I freely profefs and truly embrace, I will be careful (by the help of God) that the fame be retained and firmly profeffed whole and inviolate, as long as I live; and that as much as in me lies, that it be held, taught, and preach'd by thofe under my power, fhall and by fuch as I have charge over in my Profeffion. I the faid N.

promise, vow and fwear: So help me God, and these his holy Gospels.


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PA P. IV. A Paper concerning the Differences in the chief Points of Religion betwixt the Church of Rome and the Church of England, written to the late Countefs of Peterborough, by Dr. John Cofins, afterwards Lord Bishop of



The Differences in the chief Ponits of Religion between the Roman Catholicks and us of the Church of England; together with the Agreements which we for our parts profefs and are ready to embrace, if they for theirs were as ready to accord with us in the fame.



E that profefs the Catholick Faith and Re ligion in the Church of England, do not agree with the Roman Catholicks in any thing whereunto they now endeavour to convert us. But we totally diffent from them (as they do from the Ancient Catholick Church) in thefe points.

1. That the Church of Rome is the Mother and Mistress of all other Churches in the World.


2. That the Pope of Rome is the Vicar-General of Chrift: Or that he hath an Univerfal Jurifdiction over all Chriftians that fhall be faved.

3. That

3. That either the Synod of Trent was a General Council; or that all the Canons thereof are to be receiv'd as Matters of Catholick Faith under pain of Damnation.

4. That Chrift hath inftituted feven true and proper Sacraments in the New Teftament, neither more nor lefs, all conferring Grace, and all neceffary to Salvation.

5. That the Priefts offer up our Saviour in the Mafs, as a real, proper, and propitiatory Sacrifice for the quick and the dead, and that whosoever believes it not, is eternally damn'd.

6. That in the Sacrament of the Eucharist the whole fubftance of Bread is converted into the fubftance of Chrift's Body, and the whole substance of Wine into his Blood, fo truly and properly, as that after Confecration there is neither any Bread nor Wine remaining there, which they call Tranfubftantiation, and impofe upon all Perfons under pain of Damnation to be believed.

7. That the Communion under one kind is fufficient and lawful (notwithstanding the Inftitution of Christ under both) and that whofoever believes or holds otherwise, is damned.

8. That there is a Purgatory after this Life, wherein the Souls of the dead are punished, and from whence they are fetch'd out by the Prayers and Offerings of the Living: And that there is no Salvation poffibly to be had by any that will not believe as much.


9. That all the old Saints departed, and all those dead Men and Women, whom the Pope hath of late canonized for Saints, or fhall hereafter do fo, whofoever they be, are and ought to be invocated by the Religious Prayers and Devotions of all Perfons; and that they who do not believe this as an Article of their Catholick Faith, cannot be saved.

10. That

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