Jul. 23, 1253

Papal Bull “Sicut Tua Nobis Fraternitas,” issued by Pope Innocent IV to the Archbishop of Vienne [Present-day France]: “Since Your Fraternity tells us that the souls of the Christians are known to be threatened with serious danger because of intercourse with the Jews of your Province whom you say that you have tolerated in that Province until now because of the command of the Apostolic Throne, though not without loss to Christians and scandal on the part of many, we, aspiring wholeheartedly toward the salvation of souls, grant to you, by the authority of these letters, full power to expel the said Jews from your province, either through your own power or that of others, especially since, as we have heard, they do not obey the above-named statutes issued against them by the Apostolic Throne.” [Researcher’s note: Both the Latin Viennensi as well as the English Viennese may refer to either Vienne, France, or Vienna, Austria. Even the French Viennois can mean either one. Footnotes make it clear that the bull was sent to Vienne, not Vienna.]
Grayzel, Solomon. Church And the Jews In the XIIIth Century: a Study of Their Relations During the Years 1198-1254, Based On the Papal Letters And the Conciliar Decrees of the Periods. The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning: Philadelphia PA, 1933. P.293. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 8/1/2019