Pastoralis praeminentie is a papal bull from Pope Clement V , it dates from November 22nd, 1307 and is addressed to all secular rulers of Europe .
The Pope ordered the arrest of the Templars and praised the French King Philip IV the Beautiful , who had set a great example. Now he instructed all princes to arrest the members of the Templar Order and to confiscate their goods. With this bull, Clemens V laid the foundation for the dissolution of the order, which was then carried out with the bull Vox in excelso and with the bull Ad providam led to the annulment of property.
- Carl Andresen , Georg Denzler : Dictionary of Church History , Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Munich, 1982, ISBN 3-423-03245-6 .
- Timeline of the Knights Templar (Italian)