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Incardination
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[German Version]

In Catholic canon law, incardination denotes the obligatory incorporation of all clergy into a clerical collegiate body (particular church, personal prelature, etc.) at the time of their ordination to the diaconate (cf. CIC/1983 cc. 265–272; CCEO cc. 357–366). Through incardination the cleric comes under the authority of his ordinarius proprius and at the same time acquires a legal claim to ministerial employment, supervision, and economic support. In the case of religious institutes and clerical societies of the apostolic life,…

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Rees, Wilhelm, “Incardination”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10413>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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