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Voting Rights
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[German Version]

I. Catholic Church

Voting rights give the opportunity to vote or be elected in an election, or under various circumstances to make a decision on one’s own responsibility (Church elections). Active elective rights can be based on membership in the church (CIC/1983 cc. 96, 208; cf. c. 536: pastoral council; c. 537: finance committee) or on special legal entitlements such as membership in the college of cardinals (c. 349; Cardinal), the college of consultors (cc. 41…

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Rees, Wilhelm and Germann, Michael, “Voting Rights”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_224017>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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