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Apostolic letter of Pope Paul VI establishing the new norms for the order of deacon, for men vowing celibacy and going on to the priesthood, and for those, whether celibate or married, who enter the permanent diaconate. Provisions were also made for the ministries of reader and acolyte, also reserved to men, August 15, 1972.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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