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Apostolic constitution approving the new ritual for the ordination of deacons, priests, and bishops. Pope Paul VI stated: "The ritual which follows, We hereby decree and establish as to the matter and form of conferring each Order. We do this by Our supreme Apostolic authority" (June 18, 1968).
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