Sacerdos, bishop of Lyon, is at his deathbed in Paris. King Childebert I visits him.
"I ask," said the bishop, "that the presbyter Nicetius, my nephew, shall succeed me as bishop of Lyon. For by my own witness he is a lover of chastity, a supporter of the churches, and devoted to almsgiving; both in his deeds and his way of life he does everything that a servant of God should." The king replied, "Let the will of God be done."
(trans. James 1991: 52, slightly altered by J. Szafranowski)