Ecclesiastical Office - In Canon Law
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Part of Ecclesiastical Office:

1. In Canon Law

2. Office and Charism

A. Concept

Ecclesiastical office (officium ecclesiasticum) is a permanent institution created by divine or ecclesiastical ordinance for the fulfilment of certain ecclesiastical duties and endowed with corresponding pastoral powers, which can be conferred upon a physical person or a college, for the purpose of exercising, as an organ of th…

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Klaus Mörsdorf, “Ecclesiastical Office - In Canon Law”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 29 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_001241>
First published online: 2016



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