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Clergyman


Definition:

A person who performs public sacral functions, called by ordination, election or nomination, belonging to the clergy. In Catholic Church, the clergy includes: deacons, priests, bishops and friars.



Every clergyman belongs necessarily to a certain diocese (diocesan priest) or religious order (religious priest), to which he is incardinated by deaconate ordination or by religious order profession.


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