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Valladolid is a well-known town of Spain (anciently called Pintiz), capital of a province of the same name, situated on the left bank of the Pisuerga. An ecclesiastical council was held there in 1322 by cardinal William, bishop, of Savina, and legate of pope John XXII. A preface and twenty- seven canons were published by his direction, and with the approbation of the council.

1. Orders that provincial councils be held every two years, and diocesan synods annually.

2. Orders all curates to read for times a year, in the vulgar tongue, to their parishioners the articles of belief, the Decalogue, the number of the sacraments and the different virtues and vices.

4. Orders that Sundays and festivals be kept holy.

10. Orders that bishops shall assign limits to parishes.

11. Excommunicates monks who fraudulently evade payment of tithes.

13. Exhorts curates to exercise hospitality.

14. Forbids to present to churches before a vacancy, or to present infants.

1. Declares those to be excommunicated, ipso facto, who eat or sell meat on any fast day.

17. Forbids secular meetings within churches, fairs, etc., in church-yards, or to fortify churches as places of defense.

20. Grants to clerks three years for study during which time they may receive the fruits of their benefices without residence.

23 and 24. Excommunicate those who seize men and sell them to the Saracens; also all wizards, enchanters, and those who consult them. See Mansi, Concil. 11:1682.

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