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Ordinariate
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Resulting from the separation of functions required by the ecclesiastical lawgiver (e.g. CIC/1983 c.135; CCEO c. 985; Jurisdiction, Ecclesiastical), and alongside the diocesan court (Consistory), the ordinariate is the authority in the diocesan curia (cf. CIC/1983 cc. 469–494; CCEO cc. 243–263) which serves the administration of the diocese (also denoted general vicariate; Bishopric) under the direction of the vicar general (cf. CIC/1983 c. 475). Requirements include a chancellor, additional notaries as needed, a property adminstrator, and …

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Rees, Wilhelm, “Ordinariate”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024272>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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