Who is a Diocesan Administrator?

1. A Diocesan Administrator is a priest elected by the college of consultors to govern the diocese until the new bishop takes possession of that diocese. He should have attained the age of 35 and have served as a Catholic priest for at least 5 years.

2. He is bound by the obligations and enjoys the power of a diocesan bishop, excluding those matters which are excepted by nature of things or by law itself.

3. He obtains his power on his acceptance of the election, without the need of confirmation from anyone. He then must notify the Apostolic See of his election as soon as possible.

4. He is bound by obligations to reside in the diocese and applying the Mass for the people of God.

5. His office ceases when the new bishop takes possession of the diocese.


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