consultor

Member of a council. The official advisers of a bishop in matters of diocesan administration are called diocesan or parish priest consultors (parochi consultores). They number from four to twelve in each diocese, and are proposed by the bishop and approved by the diocesan synod. They consider appeals made in the administrative removal of the so-called irremovable pastors (parochi inamovibiles), and in the transfer of all pastors. Their term of office expires after ten years or when the next synod is held, but they are eligible for reappointment.

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