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A Bull issued 23 May, 1724, by Innocent XIII, for the revival of ecclesiastical discipline in Spain. The Primate and King Philip of Spain had reported to the Pope that the disciplinary laws of the Council of Trent were gradually falling into disuse. The Pope submitted the matter to the Sacred Congregation of the Council, and with its advice issued the above-mentioned Bull. It lays down rules for the secular and for the regular clergy of Spain, of which the following are the leading points:
Rules are furthermore laid down in the Bull, according to which they are to conduct both criminal and civil causes.
Bullarium Magnum (ed. Luxemburg), 1740, part VII, XIII, 60-65; Collección de los Concordatos (Madrid, 1848), 60-65; HERGENRÖTHER, Archiv. f. kath. Kirchenrecht (1863-65), X-XIII, passim.
APA citation. (1907). Apostolici Ministerii. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01647b.htm
MLA citation. "Apostolici Ministerii." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01647b.htm>.
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Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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