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17.4.2 Confidential Canonical Files (Archivum Secretum)​​

17.4.2.1 File Types

Pursuant to the Code of Canon Law, the archdiocese is to maintain a separate grouping of files with records that are of canonical value or great sensitivity and that need to be kept in conditions of maximum care and security. These records shall be kept in a secured file room (Canon 489.1).

17.4.2.2 Access to Files

Consistent with canon law, only the archbishop shall have the authority to access the secured file room, but may designate those persons authorized to enter the secured file room on his behalf.


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