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VISITATION, CANONICAL

An official examination by ecclesiastical superiors of persons, communities, institutions, or territories, in regard to matters of faith, worship, morals, or church discipline. Visitations may be either ordinary or extraordinary, and may be authorized by the Holy See, the local ordinary, or general superiors in institutes of Christian perfection.

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

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