Promotus had been installed as bishop of Châteaudun at the command of King Sigebert I. When the king died he had been removed [from his see] on the argument that this castle was in the diocese of Chartres. Extensive judgement was given against him, and it was decreed that he should perform only the office of a presbyter. He approached King [Guntram], asking that he might receive once more the episcopal ordination in the aforementioned castle. Pappolus, bishop of the city of Chartres, opposed [the petition]. "This is my diocese," said he, and referred particularly to the judgement of the bishops [made in this case, i.e. to the Fourth Council of Paris held in 573]. As a result, Promotus could obtain nothing else from the King than that he might have restored to him the private property he possessed in the region of this castle, in which he lived with his mother.
(trans. Thorpe 1974: 400, altered by J. Szafranowski)