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Religious order (Catholic)

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In the Catholic Church, a religious order is a type of religious community characterised by its members professing solemn vows. According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law, they are classed as a type of religious institute.
  • Essential distinguishing mark 

  • Authority structure 

  • List of religious orders in the ''Annuario Pontificio''