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CONGREGATION. A society of a number of persons who compose an ecclesiastical body. In the ecclesiastical law this term is used to designate certain bureaux at Rome, where ecclesiastical matters are attended to. In the United States, by congregation is meant the members of a particular church, who meet in one place worship. See 2 Russ. 120.

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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.
Initially the pope had in mind a step-by-step reform, one dicastery at a time, initiated by his motu proprio Integrae servandae (December 7, 1965) on the reform of the Holy Office.
On 12 July 1909, the Secretariat of State sent Donovan's letter to the Congregation for Divine Worship, directing that dicastery to attend to the matter.
As you pointed out, this documentation appears to stand in direct contrast to the recent indications that there are no plans to close the Church of SS Peter & Paul, which were communicated to this Dicastery by His Lordship and communicated to you by our letter of May 2nd.
Dicastery for the Clergy, faced an interviewer from BBC television who
The purpose of this particular dicastery of the Roman Curia is "to promote justice and peace in the world in accordance with the Gospel and the social teaching of the Church," "to make a thorough study of the social teaching of the Church," and to ensure "that this teaching is widely spread and put into practice among people and communities." (1) It was therefore no great surprise that this council
Although the exact distinctions between an encyclical letter, a Motu propio, an apostolic exhortation, an allocution, and a response by a Roman dicastery leave most of the Catholic faithful largely indifferent, canon lawyers and theologians need to take account of the degrees of authority that accrue to the various expressions of papal primacy.
Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, coordinator for the ecology and creation sector of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, said that the Vatican believes that "2020 can be a turning point" for global action on climate change.
We lift up, among other signs of hope, the ecumenical pilgrimage from Bonn to Katowice which is currently underway, the international ecological symposium, "Toward a Greener Attica: Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People," organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in June 2018, and the international conference on the 3rd anniversary of Laudato Si': "Saving Our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth" organized by the Vatican Dicastery on Promoting Integral Human Development in July 2018.
Rahi visited afterwards the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and met with its President, Cardinal Peter Turkson.
Elias Ayuban Jr., a Claretian missionary and a Canon lawyer from the Dicastery on the Consecrated Life at the Vatican in Rome, was the resource speaker during a fellowship among the clergy and consecrated persons of the Diocese of Dumaguete last Monday.