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VICARIATE OF ROME

The diocese of Rome administered from the Laterna by a cardinal who is Vicar-General of His Holiness. Its jurisdiction is the city of Rome and the part called Agro Romano. Pope Paul IV in 1558 decreed that the Vicar of Rome should be a member of the Sacred College, and Pope Pius XI in 1929 withdrew the Vatican brom the jurisdiction of the vicar.

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

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