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APOSTOLIC CAMERA

The Vatican agency in charge of temporal goods and rights of the Holy See, especially during a vacancy in the papacy. It is under the presidency of the Cardinal Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church. The office, powers, and privileges of the priest-clerics of the Apostolic Camera were determined by Pope Pius XI in 1934, but the institution itself goes back to the eleventh century.

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

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