Title: JOHN DU BELLAY, BISHOP OF BAYONNE, to WOLSEY
[The pope is not dead]
5274. JOHN DU BELLAY, BISHOP OF BAYONNE, to WOLSEY.
Had certain intelligence this morning, while on his rapid journey, that the Pope was alive, notwithstanding the report of his death confirmed by the duke of Urbino. Wolsey will rejoice that the Head of the Church has been preserved from that impious villain. Will communicate to the King and his mother Wolsey's great interest in their welfare. From Clermont near Paris. P.S.—Encloses [letters] of the King in the bundle, confirming the truth of what he had stated. Defers going to court till tomorrow.