|The Sanctifying Function of the Church » Other Acts of Divine Worship » A Vow and An Oath » A vow|
|In addition to the Roman Pontiff, the following can dispense from private vows for a just cause provided that a dispensation does not injure a right acquired by others:
1. the local ordinary and the pastor with regard to all their subjects and even travelers;
2. the superior of a religious institute or society of apostolic life if it is clerical and of pontifical right with regard to members, novices, and persons who live day and night in a house of the institute or society;
3. those to whom the Apostolic See or the local ordinary has delegated the power of dispensing.
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