All bishoprics, abbeys and priories were in the royal nomination, the canonical institution belonging to the pope.
For Switzerland, for the reorganization of the bishoprics of Basel and Soleure; in force.
The emperor of Austria continues to nominate to bishoprics by virtue of rights anterior to this concordat.
The latter, about the time of Elizabeth's succession, expressed his hope that the bishops would become pastors, labourers and watchmen; and that the great riches of bishoprics would be diminished and reduced to mediocrity; that, being delivered from courtly and regal pomp, the bishops might take care of the flock of Christ.
In the south (of the Netherlands) Christianity was spread by the labours of devoted missionaries, foremost amongst whom were St Amandus, St Bavon and St Eligius, and bishoprics were set up at Cambrai, Tournai, Arras, Therouanne and Liege.