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Cardinal Secretary Of State
The Secretary of State of His Holiness The Pope, commonly known as the Cardinal Secretary of State, presides over the Holy See
Holy See
Secretariat of State, which is the oldest and most important dicastery of the Roman Curia.[1] The Secretariat of State performs all the political and diplomatic functions of the Holy See
Holy See
and the Vatican City. The Secretary of State is sometimes described as the prime minister of the Holy See,[2] even though the nominal head of government of Vatican City is the President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State. The Secretary of State is currently Cardinal Pietro Parolin.[3]Contents1 Duties 2 History 3 List3.1 Secretaries of State between 1551 and 1644 3.2 Cardinal Secretaries of State since 16444 See also 5 Notes 6 External linksDuties[edit] The Cardinal Secretary is appointed by the Pope, and serves as one of his principal advisors
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Congregation For The Oriental Churches
The Congregation for the Oriental Churches (Latin: Congregatio pro Ecclesiis Orientalibus) is a dicastery of the Roman Curia, and the curial congregation responsible for contact with the Eastern Catholic Churches for the sake of assisting their development and protecting their rights. It also maintains whole and entire in the one Catholic Church, alongside the liturgical, disciplinary, and spiritual patrimony of the Latin Rite, the heritage and Oriental canon law
Oriental canon law
of the various Eastern Catholic traditions. It has exclusive authority over the following regions: Egypt
Egypt
and the Sinai Peninsula, Eritrea
Eritrea
and northern Ethiopia, southern Albania
Albania
and Bulgaria, Romania, Southern Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Iran, Iraq, India, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, and Ukraine
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Pontifical Council Cor Unum
The Pontifical Council
Pontifical Council
Cor Unum for Human and Christian Development was a dicastery of the Roman Curia
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Congregation For The Evangelization Of Peoples
The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
(Latin: Congregatio pro Gentium Evangelizatione) in Rome
Rome
is the congregation of the Roman Curia responsible for missionary work and related activities. It is perhaps better known by its former title, the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith (Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide). In principle it is responsible for pre-diocesan missionary jurisdictions (of the Latin
Latin
rite) : Mission sui iuris, Apostolic prefecture (neither entitled to a titular bishop) Apostolic vicariate; equivalents of other rites (e.g. Apostolic exarchate) are in the sway of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
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Administration Of The Patrimony Of The Apostolic See
The Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (Italian: Amministrazione del Patrimonio della Sede Apostolica, abbreviated APSA) is the office of the Roman Curia
Roman Curia
that deals with the "provisions owned by the Holy See
Holy See
in order to provide the funds necessary for the Roman Curia
Roman Curia
to function".[1] It was established by Pope Paul VI
Pope Paul VI
on 15 August 1967
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Congregation For Institutes Of Consecrated Life And Societies Of Apostolic Life
Congregation may refer to:Congregation, a large gathering of people, often for the purpose of worship Church (congregation), a Christian organization meeting in a particular place for worship, usually a church (building). Congregation (Roman Curia), an administrative body of the Roman Catholic Church A religious institute, or a grouping of religious institutes, in which only simple vows, not solemn vows, are taken A group of monasteries, or a group of chapters of canons regular Qahal, an Israelite organizational structure often translated as congregation
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Apostolic Penitentiary
Corpus Juris CanoniciDecretist Regulæ Juris Decretals of Gregory IXDecretalistDecretum Gratiani Extravagantes Liber SeptimusAncient Church OrdersDidache The Apostolic ConstitutionsCanons of the ApostlesCollections of ancient canonsCollectiones canonum Dionysianae Collectio canonum quadripartita Collectio canonum Quesnelliana Collectio canonum WigorniensisOtherPseudo-Isidorian Decretals Benedictus Deus (Pius IV) Contractum trinius Defect of Birth Jus exclusivae Papal appointmentOriental lawCode of Canons of the Eastern Churches Eastern Canonical Reforms of Pius XII Nomocanon ArcheparchyEparchyLiturgical lawEcclesia Dei Mysterii Paschalis Sacrosanctum conciliumMusicam sacramSummorum Pontificum Tra le sollecitudiniSacramental lawCanon 844 Ex opere operato Omnium in mentem Valid but illicitHoly OrdersImpediment (canon law)Abstemius


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Apostolic Signatura
The Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
Apostolic Signatura
(Latin: Supremum Tribunal Signaturae Apostolicae) is the highest judicial authority in the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
(apart from the Pope himself, who as supreme ecclesiastical judge is the final point of appeal for any ecclesiastical judgment).[1] In addition, it oversees the administration of justice in the Church.[2] The Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
Apostolic Signatura
(since 8 November 2014) is Cardinal Dominique Mamberti, who had replaced Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke
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Roman Rota
Corpus Juris CanoniciDecretist Regulæ Juris Decretals of Gregory IXDecretalistDecretum Gratiani Extravagantes Liber SeptimusAncient Church OrdersDidache The Apostolic ConstitutionsCanons of the ApostlesCollections of ancient canonsCollectiones canonum Dionysianae Collectio canonum quadripartita Collectio canonum Quesnelliana Collectio canonum WigorniensisOtherPseudo-Isidorian Decretals Benedictus Deus (Pius IV) Contractum trinius Defect of Birth Jus exclusivae Papal appointmentOriental lawCode of Canons of the Eastern Churches Eastern Canonical Reforms of Pius XII Nomocanon ArcheparchyEparchyLiturgical lawEcclesia Dei Mysterii Paschalis Sacrosanctum conciliumMusicam sacramSummorum Pontificum Tra le sollecitudiniSacramental lawCanon 844 Ex opere operato Omnium in mentem Valid but illicitHoly OrdersImpediment (canon law)Abstemius


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Pontifical Council
The Roman Pontifical, in Latin the Pontificale Romanum, is the Latin Catholic liturgical book that contains the rites performed by Bishops.[1] The Pontifical is practically an episcopal ritual, containing formularies and rubrics for the sacraments and sacramentals which may be celebrated by a bishop, including especially the consecration of holy chrism, and the sacraments of confirmation and holy orders. However, it does not include the rites for the Mass or the Divine Office, which can be found in the Roman Missal
Roman Missal
and Liturgy of the Hours respectively. Because of the use of the adjective pontifical in other contexts to refer to the Pope, it is sometimes mistakenly thought that the Pontificale Romanum is a book reserved to the Pope. It could be argued that it is the book of those entitled to the use, in certain contexts, of the pontificalia, i.e
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Pontifical Council For Culture
The Pontifical Council for Culture
Pontifical Council for Culture
(Latin: Pontificium Consilium de Cultura) is a dicastery of the Roman Curia
Roman Curia
charged with fostering the relationship of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
with different cultures. Pope
Pope
John Paul II founded it on 20 May 1982.[1] He later merged the Pontifical Council for Dialogue with Non-Believers (founded in 1965) with it.[2]Contents1 Function 2 Activities 3 Presidents of the Pontifical Council for Culture 4 References 5 External linksFunction[edit] Following on the emphasis placed by the Second Vatican Council[3] and by Pope
Pope
Paul VI[4] on the importance of culture for the full development of the human person, the Pontifical Council was established to foster the relationship between the Gospel and cultures, and to study the phenomenon of indifference in matters of religion
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Congregation For Divine Worship And The Discipline Of The Sacraments
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (Latin: Congregatio de Cultu Divino et Disciplina Sacramentorum) is the congregation of the Roman Curia
Roman Curia
that handles most affairs relating to liturgical practices of the Latin Church
Latin Church
as distinct from the Eastern Catholic Churches
Eastern Catholic Churches
and also some technical matters relating to the Sacraments. Its functions were originally exercised by the Sacred Congregation of Rites, set up in January 1588 by Pope Sixtus V.Contents1 Current Superiors 2 History 3 Responsibilities 4 Cardinal Prefects 5 Secretary 6 Vox Clara Committee 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksCurrent Superiors[edit]Prefect: Cardinal Robert Sarah Secretary: Archbishop Arthur Roche Undersecretary: Rev
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Pontifical Council For The Family
The Pontifical Council for the Family was part of the Curia of the Roman Catholic Church
Catholic Church
from 1981 to 2016. It was established by Pope John Paul II on 9 May 1981 with his motu proprio Familia a Deo Instituta, replacing the Committee for the Family that Pope Paul VI had established in 1973
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Pontifical Council For Interreligious Dialogue
The Pontifical Council
Pontifical Council
for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) is a dicastery of the Roman Curia, erected by Pope Paul VI
Pope Paul VI
on 19 May
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Pontifical Council For Justice And Peace
The Pontifical Council
Pontifical Council
for Justice
Justice
and Peace
Peace
(Justitia et Pax) was a dicastery of the Roman Curia
Roman Curia
dedicated to "action-oriented studies" for the international promotion of justice, peace, and human rights from the perspective of the Roman Catholic
Catholic
Church
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Pontifical Council For The Laity
The Pontifical Council for the Laity was a unit of the Roman Catholic Curia from 1967 to 2016. It had the responsibility of assisting the Pope
Pope
in his dealings with the laity in lay ecclesial movements or individually, and their contributions to the Church. Its last Cardinal President from 4 October 2003 to 31 August 2016 was Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko. Its undersecretary from 1967 to 1976 was Professor Rosemary Goldie, the first woman to be the Undersecretary of a Pontifical Council and the highest-ranking woman in the Roman Curia
Roman Curia
at the time. Another layman, Professor Guzman Carriquiry Lecour, was undersecretary from 1991 to 2011. The Pontifical Council for the Laity had its foundation in Vatican II's Decree on the Lay Apostolate. The council was created in January 1967 by Pope
Pope
Paul VI's motu proprio Catholicam Christi Ecclesiam
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