Pope Innocent IV, Commentary on Quod super hiis (ca. 1245)


Pope Innocent III (1198-1216), Decretales of Gregory IX, 3.24.8 Quod super hiis

Those who take a vow for the defense of the Holy Land may pay others to take their place and thus redeem their vows or if they have legitimate reasons may have their departure postponed.

Hostiensis (Henricus de Segusio) (ca. 1270)

Franciscus de Vitoria (1480-1536),  De Indis et de iure belli relectiones

"Again, although Sylvester (Mazzolini, also PRIERIAS) Theologian, b. at Priero, Piedmont, 1460; d. at Rome, 1523) discourses at great length on the power of the Pope, yet, under the word infideles (§ 7), he expressly maintains against Hostiensis that unbelievers can not be compelled by arms to recognize this lordship and can not be deprived of their property on this pretext. And Innocent maintains the same in X 3.34.8 (Quod super hiis). There is also no doubt that this was the opinion of St. Thomas too (Secunda Secundae, qu. 66, art. 8, on obj. 2)."

Bartolomé de Las Casas, De thesauris in Peru. Las Casas wrote De thesauris in 1565 when he was ninety-one years old.

Two Arguments:

Quod omnes tangit ab omnibus approbari debet

Due Process


Hugo Grotius, (1583-1645), De jure belli ac pacis

Pennington, Bartolomé de Las Casas