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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Prelate, Palatine

Title of the highest prelates lof the pope's personal suite. They have the right of residence in the papal palace and are four in number:

  • majordomo
  • maestrodi camera
  • auditor to the pope
  • master of the sacred palace

The office of auditor was discontinued as unnecessary by Pope Pius X. Previously the auditor advised the pope in consistorial and theological matters; later he had judicial power in civiland criminal cases, but since 1831 his duties had been severely restricted. Pope Benedict XV re-established the office in connection with the Apostolic Signatura.

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Entry for 'Prelate, Palatine'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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