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Happy Easter Sinéad

April 4, 2010

Peace be with you.


The formula for taking an oath to exercise one’s office faithfully and to observe the secret of the Holy Office:

“I promise sacredly, vow and swear, to observe inviolably the secret in all matters and details which will take place in exercising the aforesaid duty.”

Text of the oath sworn by clergy and victims:

“I will never for any reason directly or indirectly, by gesture, word, writing or in any other way and under any other pretext, even that of a greater good, or of a highly urgent and serious reason, do anything against this fidelity to secrecy, unless special permission or dispensation or dispensation is granted to me by the supreme pontiff”.

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 7, 2010 12:34

    That oath really creeps me out.

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