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AUDITOR

One who prepares the acts of a trial in ecclesiastical procedure. He summons and presents witnesses, prepares judicial documents, and summarizes acts. He never pronounces final judgment unless specifically authorized to do so. He is appointed by a bishop, either permanently or for a specific case. The auditor of His Holiness is in charge of the department that deals with the appointment of bishops.

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

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