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is one of the three ecclesial censures (Censorship) along with excommunication and suspension. It is only imposed on individuals, and no longer on places or regions and groups. The interdict automatically prohibits any service in the mass and other worship services, the administration and reception of the sacraments, and the administration of the sacramentalia. After the imposition or determination of the interdict, the one interdicted must be prohibited from any ministry in worship or else the worship must be suspended (CIC 1983 c. 1332 in conjunction with c…

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May, Georg, “Interdict”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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