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Pfarrvikar (Curate)
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[German Version]

In the Roman Catholic Church in Germany, Pfarrvikar (Lat. vicarius paroecialis) denotes an ordained assistant priest assigned to a parish priest (Clergy) (CIC 1983 cc. 545–552). German equivalents are, varying from diocese to diocese: Koope­rator, Subsidiar, Lokalkaplan, Kaplan (Chaplain), Vikar (Vicar). The English equivalent (also in the Anglican Church) is curate. A curate shares in all pastoral functions and acts for the parish priest. In some regional Protestant churches (Hesse-Nassau, Baden, Württemberg), curates…

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Marhold, Wolfgang, “Pfarrvikar (Curate)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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