On the road through Italy Bishop Declan and Patrick met. Patrick was not a bishop at that time, though he was (made a bishop)
p.19subsequently by Pope Celestinus, who sent him to preach to the Irish. Patrick was truly chief bishop of the Irish island. They bade farewell to one another and they made a league and bond of mutual fraternity and kissed in token of peace. They departed thereupon each on his own journey, scil.:Declan to Ireland and Patrick to Rome.