The Holy Friar appears in Panfilo’s tale of Ciappelletto (I, 1). He is a holy and well-respected French friar (priest or monk) who hears Ciappelletto’s dying confession and believes him to be an example for other Christians. His willingness to believe Ciappelletto both indicates his own innocence and demonstrates the inability of the church to properly judge the state of human souls.
Holy Friar Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Holy Friar appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 1: First Tale