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APOSTOLIC CURAE

Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, issued on September 13, 1896, in which Anglican orders were declared invalid because of defect in both the form (rite) and intention.

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

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