Jan. 15, 1204

Papal Bull “Etsi Non Displiceat” issued by Pope Innocent III [Present-day Italy]: “Moreover, although it has been declared by the Lateran Council that Jews should not be allowed to have Christian slaves in their houses, either under pretext of nursing their children, or as servants, or for any other reason whatsoever, but that those who presume to live with them should be excommunicated, yet they do not hesitate to have Christian servants and nurses, upon whom they sometimes practice abominations such as it rather becomes you to punish than us to point out.”
“Pope Innocent III: The Keeping of Slaves by the Jews, 1204.” Paul Halsall. October 1998, Accessed online 10/6/2011