What UK law/rules governs a Roman Catholic Priest in terms of misconduct, who he is in the first instance answerable to if a member of the public wanted to make a complaint regarding his conduct for example towards one of his parisoners (is that the right expression?) What exactly is a Diocese in legal/religious terms?What if someone was contemplating a gift for example through a will or whilst alive to a Roman Catholic Priest (are their rules governing such acceptance, is approval from a senior member of the clergy required. If the the gift is to father smith for example as sti pen what does that exactly mean the gift passes to him personally rather than for the benefit of a parish/diocese.Are Roman Catholic Priests allowed to accept personal gifts?If someone believes the gift should have gone to the benefit of a parish Diocese generally can Father Smith say the gift is mine personally it was given sti pen?
System of Law: England-and-Wales
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You can cancel the question , it seems to be Canon Law 1983, very interesting in terms of hierarchy which in actual fact the word hierarchy stems from religious standing.
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