COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Holy See/ 5.2 Legislation on culture  

Given the special nature of the Vatican City, only the Sovereign Pontiff has the authority to create, modify or suppress a cultural institution, while in each diocese the bishop, assisted by his pastoral council, has autonomous power on cultural matters, always respecting the right of the faithful to create cultural institutions. As a body for co-ordination and promotion, the Pontifical Council for Culture has no jurisdiction over the other cultural institutions of the Holy See.


Chapter published: 26-11-2009

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