Oct. 23, 1263

Papal bull “Cum Negotium Crucis,” issued by Urban IV to members of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders, and to all now appointed or to be appointed for matters pertaining to the Holy Land [Present-day Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg]: “To those [crusaders] who owe [money] to Jews and cannot presently pay off their debt, the secular kings shall be helpful, such that after their journey, upon certain knowledge of their return or death, they shall not incur the disadvantages of usury, or forced to give collateral to the Jews, as their kind shall not have the benefit of such losses, but release the crusaders from their debts, so that [the crusaders] may not be consumed by them.”
Grayzel, Solomon. The Church and the Jews in the XIIIth Century, Volume II (1254-1315). The Jewish Theological Seminary of America: New York, 1989. Page 79. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 10/26/2019