Raymond Lull, in 1309, during the trial of the Knights Templar said:
“It is very probable that the Christians have many secrets. Among them is one (in particular) which would be an incredible revelation, such as that now being made by the Knights Templar (…). If such an infamy were to be made openly public, it would jeopardize the continued existence of the Roman Church.”
Infamy? Infamy is a term of art in Roman Catholic Canon Law. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913, infamy in the canonical sense is defined as the privation or lessening of one's good name as the result of the bad rating which he has, even among prudent men. It constitutes an irregularity, i.e. a canonical impediment which prevents one being ordained or exercising such orders as he may have already received.
If this quote is correct then what could sully the Church so much to jeopardize its continued existence? How did Lull know about it? What has it to do with the Templars?
The quote is from Liber de aquisitione terrae sanctae, a book he wrote in 1309. I am trying to get hold of this in translation - once i do so i will present the 'bigger picture' of the context in which this quote appears.
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.