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Ecclesiastical Office - In Canon Law
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Part of Ecclesiastical Office:

1. In Canon Law

2. Office and Charism

A. Concept

Ecclesiastical office (officium ecclesiasticum) is a permanent institution created by divine or ecclesiastical ordinance for the fulfilment of certain ecclesiastical duties and endowed with corresponding pastoral powers, which can be conferred upon a physical person or a college, for the purpose of exercising, as an organ of the Churc…

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Klaus Mörsdorf, “Ecclesiastical Office - In Canon Law”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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