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1) Although no doubt can be raised about the identity of Angela da Foligno, the name of Angela never appears in the text: she is always referrred to as "fidelis Christi" and in the Testificatio as "cuiusdam famulae Christi" (126, line 2).
This official approval or testificatio, marks the beginning of what is currently called the second redazione.
In reading Angela da Foligno's Memoriale, one is struck, not only by the voice of the mystic and by the voice of the scribe, but also by the Testificatio, which marks the presence of the official Church.
This friendship, for Cocceius, indicates that "God and humanity are not strangers or enemies (hostis); it points to a mutual testimony of love (mutua testificatio de amore)" (311).