In response to an inquiry from NCCL’s Executive Director, Bishop Michael explains the faculties granted to Archbishop Andrij Sheptytsky by Pope Pius X in February, 1908.
Click here to view the texts of the photocopies referred to in the opening lines of the letter (scanned image appearing vis-a-vis) of Bishop Michael. The texts linked are precisely verbatim transcriptions of the self-same texts of the thirteen documents received by NCCL’s Executive Director on May 11, 2004 accompanying Bishop Hrynchyshyn’s letter, appearing here, dated May 6, 2004.
(The actual photocopies sent by the Bishop are too dark — mostly with age — to read here easily after scanning. Only the Roman numerals which appear in the transcriptions in the top left corner* are different, insofar as they are typed; whereas in the photocopies sent by Bishop Hrynchyshyn, the numerals are hand-written in the same location on the page. All other script on the actual photocopies is in type form. The transcriptions are rendered in format/placement and font style to match as closely as possible the same format & style as appear on the photocopies themselves.)
* There is also a signature affixed by Metropolitan Andriy on one of the exemplars, which bears the hand-written Roman numeral VIII in its upper-left corner.