Boniface 5 informed Cuthbert 7 about the proceedings of a Frankish synod. He asked Cuthbert 7 to do the same and share with him the results of his synods. He also condemned those laymen who were capturing monasteries from the power of bishops, abbots or abbesses and those who were being superstitious in dress. He also criticized the vice of drunkenness far too common in England, so much so that even bishops drank to the point of intoxication.
According to Boniface 5's report, these matrons or veiled women kept on going back and forth to Rome. A great part of them would perish and few of them would keep their virtue. For this reason, there were very few towns in Lombardy, Francia or Gaul where there was not an English prostitute.