Written by Robert Bruce Baird

BISHOP OF CARCASSONNE: - There are so many exemplars of deceit and greed who have wornrepparttar mantle of Bishop or Arch-Bishop. It continues torepparttar 146820 present day to sayrepparttar 146821 least but fortunately some of these men ofrepparttar 146822 cloth are being exposed in court and not just inrepparttar 146823 hiding places of their fine churches where they have conducted all manner of ghastly and abusive acts throughoutrepparttar 146824 ages. Bishop Ussher of Armaugh is one who comes to mind but I will put another place and person forward for your consideration.

Huge amounts of money can be made by priests who recognize rich people lose their faculties as they near death and feel guilty for acts they have been part of in their life. The Catholic Church had instituted celibacy forrepparttar 146825 express reason of making it so no priest could pass his fortune to any offspring (and they treated illegitimates as if they had no legal standing while also making any adopteesrepparttar 146826 subject of rumor or charges about sexual impropriety). This meant thatrepparttar 146827 priest or cleric would in fact have to leave his estate torepparttar 146828 church. I like readingrepparttar 146829 reports of Gregory of Tours. Make no mistake about it, there are financial opportunities galore in these spiritual high places, and some ofrepparttar 146830 good priests found ways to circumventrepparttar 146831 Church even afterrepparttar 146832 celibacy laws were made. There are two Bishops of Carcassonne that deserve our inspection. It is possible that Saunière was especially gifted in getting old people’s money but I doubt he could have raisedrepparttar 146833 amounts he spent and whatever amount he left with his concubine Marie, through such efforts. The first Bishop may have taught Sauniere some things about these illicit affairs and they may have had a public fight to keep attention away from some of their mutual hanky-panky.

“In Sauniere's garden is a statue erected to commemoraterepparttar 146834 visit ofrepparttar 146835 Bishop of Carcassonne, Mgr. Billard.

Mgr. Billard had an affinity for very rich families, especiallyrepparttar 146836 older members of those families. He was brought to court by members of a family from Coursan for having coerced their matriarch into signing over all her belongings torepparttar 146837 Bishop. She was declared of ‘Unsound’ mind. Curiously, Mgr. Billard arranged to haverepparttar 146838 will signed over to himself as Monsieur Billard, not Monseigneur (Mgr.) Billard. His Notary was from Rouen; whererepparttar 146839 actual execution ofrepparttar 146840 will took place. (Jarnac, Archives, p. 464 to 468).


Written by Meg Montford

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