THE ACT FOR ABOLISHING THE JURISDICTION OF THE PAPE. [ in Scotland ]

IN the Parliament haldin at Edinburgh, the tent day of Julij, the year of God Jm  Vc   lx yearis, and thairefter continewit to the first day of August nixt thairefter following, with continewatioun of dayes, upoun the xxiiij of the said moneth of August : The thre Estaitis, then being present, understanding that the jurisdictioun and authoritie of the Bischope of Rome, callit the Pape; usit in this Realme in tymes bypast, hes not onile bene contumelious to the Eternail God, but also verry hurtsome and prejudiciall to our Soveranis authoritie, and commoun weall of this Realme:

Thairfoir hes statut and ordainit, that the Bischope of Rome, callit the Paip, have na jurisdictioun nor authoritie in this Realme in tymes cuming; and that nane of oure said Soveranis subjectis sute or desyre, in ony tyme heirefter, tytill or rycht, be the said Bischope of Rome or his sect, to any thing within this Realme, under the panis of Barratrie; that is to say, proscription; banishment, and never to bruik honour, office, nor dignitie within this Realme: And the contraveaneris heirof, to be callit befoir the Justice or his deputis, or befoir the Lordis of the Sessioun, and punist thairfoir according to the lawis of this Realme: And the furnessarjs of thame with fynance of money, and purchessaris of thair tytle of rycht, or manteaneris and defenderis of thame, sall incurr the samyn panis: And that na Bischope, nor uther Prelatt of this Realme, use ony jurisdictioun in tymes to cum, be the said Bischope of Rome’s authoritie, under the paine foirsaid.                   Extractum, etc.

Abolition of the Mass.

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