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dicastery

(dɪˈkæstərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church another word for congregation5b
[C19: from dicast]
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Law also continued for several years to serve in Vatican dicasteries, including the Congregation for Bishops, which recommends appointments to the pope.
On the basis of the principle that all dicasteries are juridically equal, a clearer organization of the offices of the Roman Curia was needed, in order to bring out the fact that each dicastery has its own areas of competence.
The reform is to affect the organization of Dicasteries and, above all, working methods and the participation of various people.
9) From a juridical and theological point of view, the institutions of the Roman Curia (especially congregations and tribunals) created key points of discussion for the bishops at Vatican II: the relationship between bishops and the Curia for the government of dioceses, the episcopate and papal primacy, and the very functions of the dicasteries in the Vatican.
Although a member of a number of dicasteries, Bergoglio is a Vatican outsider and his election should indicate that the cardinal-electors felt the reform of the Vatican bureaucracy would have to come from the outside and not within.
At his request, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, by agreement with the other Dicasteries of the Holy See, has given us a Note with the guidelines to live the Holy Year.
KYC covered entities: Dicasteries of the Roman Curia and for every institution, entity, or person dependent on the Holy See, including the Institute for Works of Religion
After citing some of the most serious problems with ICEL translations and its manner of operating, Cardinal Medina "hereby directs the Statutes of the International Commission for English in the Liturgy be revised thoroughly and without delay," giving a six-month deadline for a new draft of ICEI's operating procedures to be submitted to the various dicasteries.
Pursuant to canon 361 of the Latin Code, (85) and canon 48 of the Eastern Code, (86) these two expressions are used interchangeably to identify the Roman Pontiff and the dicasteries of the Roman Curia, unless otherwise provided.
We express our thanks for all the cooperation on these and other issues with various dicasteries of the Vatican, as well as our contacts with local and international lay movements.
I must be candid to admit that not all of the documents that have been issued by various dicasteries in the Holy See over the past decades since the Vatican Council have been this clear in their language.
He admits that Roman dicasteries were slow, even "sluggish," in understanding the American Church's disorder.