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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
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:
- 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. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/p/prelate-palatine.html. 1910.