Aug. 1, 1326

Papal bull “Cum Sicut Accepimus,” from John XXII to the Archbishop of Treves/Triers [Present-day Germany]: “Since – so we have been informed – some Jews of your parts dare to exact and extort heavy and immoderate usury from Christians, we, desiring to give those Christians opportune aid, grant Your Fraternity by these presents the power to enforce against the Jews in your diocese, or in whatever other places you exercise temporal power in other provinces and dioceses, all the legal enactments against usurers adopted by the sacred councils and by the Apostolic See, until justice is done the Christians by the Jews in these matters; and to compel the Jews by removing from them all contact with Christians, as well as all other opponents and rebels against this, by ecclesiastical punishment without appeal.”
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 332. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 11/17/2019