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DATARY

The Apostolic Dataria, an office of the Roman Curia whose main function is to examine candidates for pontifical benefices, draft documents, levy charges, and satisfy claims pertaining to these benefices. The office was suppressed by Pope Paul VI on August 15, 1967, and its functions were reassigned to the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy. (Etym Latin datarius, official who dated all papal letters, from data, date [time].)

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

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