Dispensation from clerical celibacy - the process

Dispensation for the Under 40's

Here is one reply from Rome to a Congregations request for one of its members:

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Do Priests change their minds about celibacy?

Rome is reluctant to give dispensations for the Under 40's in case they change their minds...

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Dispensation from clerical celibacy

This is what what the rescript of dispensation actually looks like, although it is delivered in Latin and has to be given personally by the Bishop. The following is a translation of the Latin text in memory of Msg. Basil Kershaw:

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