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Church Rector
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(rector ecclesiae). In Catholic canon law, the church rector is a priest who is entrusted with the care of a church that is neither a parish nor a chapter church (Chapter) and that is not associated with a branch of a religious order or with any of the Societies of the Apostolic Life (cf. cc. 556–563 CIC/1983; cc. 304–310 CCEO). As a rule, the diocesan bishop (Bishop: III, 1) freely appoints the church rector (c. 557 §1 CIC/1983). The local ordinary has the authority to recall him (c. 563 in connection with cc. 192–195 CIC/1983). The church rector has worship duties and be…

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Rees, Wilhelm, “Church Rector”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11746>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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