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PRESBYTERI SACRA

Circular letter issued by the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy, explaining the function of priests' councils in a diocese or other ecclesiastical territory. After making clear that these councils are only consultative, and that a bishop alone administers the diocese, the document spells out various ways in which such councils can be of assistance to the ordinary of a diocese. (April 11, 1970).

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

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