- Proverbs 22:7
Please read also: Catechism on Usury, St. Thomas Aquinas
Pope Gregory X, Second Council of Lyons, 1274: "We decree that all religious and others who presume to grant ecclesiastical burial to notorious usurers, contrary to this decree, are subject to the penalty promulgated against usurers at the Lateran council . Nobody is to assist at the wills of notorious usurers or hear their confessions or absolve them, unless they have made restitution for their usury or have given a fitting guarantee, as far as they can, as described above. The wills made in any other way by notorious usurers have no validity, but are by law null and void."