Englische anonyme Übersetzung des IPO (1713)
A General Collection Of Treatys, Manifesto's, Contracts of Marriage, Renunciations, and other Publick Papers, from the Year 1495, to the Year 1712. Vol. II Containing ... With an Introduction, giving some Account of this Work. The second Edition. London: J.J. und P. Knapton, J. Darby u.a. 1732 (7: 8° J. gent. 136i), 415-417.

englisch 1713


Artikel VII IPO

  [Art. VII,1 IPO ← § 47 IPM] VII. It has likewise been thought good, by the unanimous Consent of his Imperial Majesty, and all the Estates of the Empire, That the same Right or Advantage, which all the other Imperial Constitutions, the Peace of Religion, this present Transaction, and the Decision of Grievances therein contain'd, grant to the Catholick States and Subjects, and to those of the Confession of Augsburg, ought also to be granted to those who call themselves the Reform'd; saving nevertheless for ever the Compacts, reversal Privileges, and other Regulations which the States that call themselves Protestants have stipulated among themselves, and with their Subjects, whereby care has hitherto been taken of the States and Subjects of every place, as to Religion and the Exercise thereof, and the things that depend thereupon, saving also the Liberty of Conscience of every one.
And forasmuch as the Differences in Religion which are between Protestants have not been yet terminated, being reserv'd for a future Accommodation; and whereas for that reason they form two Parties, it has therefore been agreed betwixt both Parties, touching the Right of Reformation, That if any Prince, or other Lord of a Territory, or Patron of any Church, should afterwards go over to the Religion of another Party, or acquire or recover by Right of Succession, or by virtue of the present Transaction, or by any other Title, a Principality or Dominion where the Religion of another Party is publickly exercis'd at present, it shall be lawful for him without controversy to have near himself, and at his abode or place of Residence, private Preachers of his own Religion for his Court; but so that this may be no Charge or Prejudice to his Subjects: But it shall not be lawful to change the Exercise of Religion, or the Ecclesiastical Laws and Customs which shall have been receiv'd formerly, nor to take the Churches, Schools, Hospitals, or the Revenues, Pensions and Salaries thereto belonging, from the first Possessors, and confer them upon those of his own Religion; and far less to oblige his Subjects under pretext of the Right of the Territory, Episcopal Right, that of Patronage, or any other, to receive Ministers of another Religion, or give any trouble or molestation to the Religion of others directly or indirectly. And to the end this Convention may be observ'd the more exactly, it shall be lawful, in case of such Change, for the Communities themselves to present, or if they have not the Right of Presentation, to name able Ministers both for the Schools and the Churches, who shall be examin'd and ordain'd by the Consistory and the publick Ministers of the Place, if they be of the same Religion with the Communities that shall present or name them: And failing this, they shall be examin'd and ordain'd where the Community shall please, and afterwards confirm'd by the Prince or Lord, without any Denial.
  [Art. VII,2 IPO ← § 47 IPM] However, if any Community, in case of such Change, having embrac'd the Religion of their Lord, should ask and demand the same Exercise of Religion with their Prince or Lord, at their own expence; it shall be lawful for the said Prince or Lord to grant it them, without prejudice to others, and so that his Successors cannot take it away. But as to the Members of the Consistory, the Visitors for Sacred Matters, the Professors of Schools, and Universities of Theology and Philosophy, they may not be of any other Religion but that which shall be publickly profess'd in every respective place.
And forasmuch as all those things are to be understood of a Change happening for the future, they shall not in any wise prejudice the Rights which in that respect belong to the Princes of Anhalt and other Princes.
But besides these Religions no other shall be receiv'd or tolerated in the Sacred Roman Empire.

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