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MINISTERIORUM DISCIPLINA

Decree of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship, issued in 1972, giving the norms and ritual for the ministries of reader and acolyte, the admission of men to the diaconate, and the dedication to a life of celibacy (December 3, 1972).

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