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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
Ecclesiastical, episcopal documents written by the bishop either to all the members of his diocese or to the clergy only. The purpose is to maintain the proper discipline and administration in the diocese. Pastoral letters are classified accordingly as they are issued by the bishop or from a synod. To have legal force pastoral letters must be published according to the ordinary custom and manner.
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Entry for 'Pastoral Letters'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​p/pastoral-letters.html. 1910.