Pope Leo had indicated how Eugene should proceed with his request for approbation.
Lest I did not retain the name of the secretary whom he designated to me, he extended his kindness to the point of looking in his desk for a half sheet of paper, he moved the pen and ink stand towards me and handed me the pen so that I might write at his dictation. “Go to M. the Archpriest (that was the secretary) on my behalf and tell him to make his report to me on Friday, which is the day of his audience.”
Letter to Henri Tempier, 22 December 1825, EO VI n 213
It was clear that the Pope was favorably impressed – and that he wanted the Archpriest to study the request and make his report within three days!
In his journal, Eugene gave further details. He refers to the specific questions that he had posed to the Pope, and then continues on how to go about presenting the material for apporbation
In a word, he granted me everything I requested. Having the consideration himself of indicating a special person to whom I should speak for a certain matter, he took the trouble of trying to recall where the person lived; he at least told me where he worked and where I would be sure to find him; but since he was afraid I would not remember his name, the Holy Father pressed his kindness so far as to take a square piece of paper from his desk, himself moved the inkwell over to me and handed me the pen for me to write it down. I must confess that I was so confused and I was deeply moved; and I kept that address, written with the Pope’s pen, out of respect and at the same time a souvenir of his boundless goodness. I am only sorry that, having written it while kneeling and at the edge of the Holy Father’s desk on which there was a pile of papers, it is only a scribble.
Roman Diary, 20 December 1825, EO XVII
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