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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…