Dec. 24, 1320

Papal bull “Significarunt Nobis,” from John XXII to the Rector of the March of Ancona [Present-day Italy]: “The community of Macerata, which is subject to the Roman Church, and some individuals of the city complained that […] they have become heavily burdened by debts to Jews living there and in the neighborhood. […] Since these Jews do not consider themselves bound up with the edicts against usury issued by Pope Clement V and others among our predecessors, they try to collect from the said community and individuals sums beyond the principal, subjecting them to annoyance and expense. We order that the Jews, satisfied with the principal, shall abstain from the exaction of usury, and you must make the canonical statute apply to 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 320. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 11/17/2019