On the other hand, the opinion of Cardinal Pitra, who referred the Physiologus to the more orthodox though somewhat peculiar teaching of the Alexandrians, is fully borne out by a close examination of the irregularities of doctrine pointed out in the Physiologus by Cahier, all which are to be met with in Origen.
In Armenian Pitra gave some thirty-two chapters from a Paris MS. (13th century).
Pitra, Spicilegium solesmense iii.
The study of Church history was next encouraged, and in August 1883 the pope addressed a letter to Cardinals de Luca, Pitra and HergenrOther, in which he made the remarkable concession that the Vatican archives and library might be placed at the disposal of persons qualified to compile manuals of history.
Pitra, Etudes sur la collection des Actes des Saints (Paris, 1880).
Pitra, Analecta Sacra, i.
Pitra, Histoire de Saint Leger (Paris, 1846); and J.