The changes due to the adoption of the False Decretals by Nicholas I.
Van Espen says: " The whole right of appeal to the Roman pontiff omisso medio had undoubtedly its origin in this principle, that the Roman pontiff is ordinary of ordinaries, or, in other words, has immediate episcopal authority in all particular churches, and this principle had its own beginning from the False Decretals."
In his fourteenth year Pico went to Bologna, where he studied for two years, and was much occupied with the Decretals.
westfrankischen Karolinger (Freiburg, 1848); but those on the pseudo-Isidorian Decretals (Untersuchung 'Ober Alter, Ursprung, u.
later collections composed mainly of papal decretals.