Firmiter jurantes, nunquam se papam electuros aut audinaturos, praeter consensum et electionem Othonis et filii sui. (Liutprand, l. vi. c. 6, p. 472.)
This important concession may either supply or confirm the decree of the clergy and people of Rome, so fiercely rejected by Baronius, Pagi, and Muratori (A.D. 964), and so well defended and explained by St. Marc (Abrege, tom. ii. p. 808 - 816, tom. iv. p. 1167 - 1185). Consult the historical critic, and the Annals of Muratori, for for the election and confirmation of each pope.