Congregation for Indulgences and the Holy Relics

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The Congregation for Indulgences and Holy Relics ( Latin Congregatio Indulgentiarum et Sacrarum Reliquiarum or Congregatio Indulgentiis Sacrisque Reliquiis Praeposita ) was a cardinal congregation . She was by Pope Clement IX. Erected on July 6, 1669 with the bull In ipsis Pontificatus . Their tasks were to check indulgences and to check the authenticity of relics .

At the head of the congregation was a cardinal prefect , who was supported by other cardinal members , a secretary and numerous consultors. Members by virtue of office were the Pope's sacristan , the Magister sacri palatii and the promoter Fidei .

On January 28, 1904, the Congregation was united with the Congregation of Rites through the Motu proprio Pius' X. Quae in Ecclesiae . In the course of the Curia reform in 1908 and after the publication of the CIC in 1917 , the tasks of the former Congregation for Indulgences and Holy Relics were transferred to the Holy Office and the Apostolic Penitentiary .

Cardinal prefects

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Individual evidence

  1. Martin Bräuer: Handbook of the Cardinals 1846–2012. Walter de Gruyter, 2014, ISBN 978-3-11026947-5 , p. 728
  2. Heiner Grote: What does Rome announce how? A document science for practice (= Bensheimer Hefte 76). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1995, ISBN 978-3-52-587165-2 , p. 145