|The Sanctifying Function of the Church » The Sacraments » Orders » The celebration and minister of ordination|
|§1. The following can give dimissorial letters for secular clergy:
1. the proper bishop mentioned in can. 1016;
2. an apostolic administrator and, with the consent of the college of consultors, a diocesan administrator; with the consent of the council mentioned in can. 495, §2, an apostolic pro-vicar and an apostolic pro-prefect.
§2. A diocesan administrator, apostolic pro-vicar, and apostolic pro-prefect are not to grant dimissorial letters to those who have been denied admission to orders by the diocesan bishop, the apostolic vicar, or the apostolic prefect.
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