Letter 3.29 to presbyters and other clerics of Milan (April 593)
Gregory to presbyters, deacons, and clergy of the church of Milan
We received the letters of your Beloved selves, but nobody's signature was inserted beneath it. However, the characters of those bearing it, the presbyter Magnus and cleric Yppolitus, confirmed its authencity.
Gregory acknowledges that the clergy of Milan proposed to ordain Constantius as their bishop. He then reminds the rules of proper episcopal election and calls for repentance in the face of judgement day drawing eminently close.
(trans. Martyn 2004: 254, slightly altered by J. Szafranowski)