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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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THE STATE AND RELIGION.

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members of the chapter), and thirty ministers
from the three dioceses ;

(.b) Of representatives of the laity ; a
senator, a member from each of the three courts of
appeal and from the faculty of jurisprudence
of the University, a lay deputy from each
deanery of the diocese, all nominated by
their respective electors. The archbishop
acts as president.

The chapter exercises spiritual government,
and has administrative jurisdiction within the
diocese. It comprises the bishop (or
archbishop) as president, and four members, the
minister highest in rank of the diocesan town,
two clergymen elected for a period of three
years by the clergy of the diocese, and a
member who must be competent in judicial
matters and perform the duties of a
secretary.

The parish council is composed of the rector, as
president, of the remaining clergy of the parish,
and of at least six members elected by the
parishioners, their mandate holding good for
four years. The duties of this parish council

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