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Parish Administrator
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(administrator paroecialis) is a priest whom the diocesan bishop has to appoint if a parish is vacant (cf. CIC c. 538, 1983; CCEO c. 297), or the parish priest is prevented from fulfilling his pastoral duties (CIC c. 539, 1983; CCEO c. 298). Until the parish administrator is appointed, the Pfarrvikar (Chaplain) assumes direction of the parish (cf. CIC c. 541, 1983; CCEO c. 300). As a rule, the parish administrator has the same privileges, duties, and rights as the parish priest, and has to give account of his office (cf. CIC c. 540, 1983; CCEO c. 299). The installation of a…

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Rees, Wilhelm, “Parish Administrator”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024505>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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