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For the clergy, who swear the Oaths of Canonical Obedience and Allegiance, and make the Declaration of Assent, this will include ecclesiastical law as well as secular law.
Thus nothing in these Guidelines should be read as suggesting that clergy stand outside the rule of criminal or civil law.
“God calls his people to follow Christ, and forms us into a royal priesthood, a holy nation, to declare the wonderful deeds of him who has called us out of darkness into his marvellous light.” “The Church is the Body of Christ, the people of God and the dwelling-place of the Holy Spirit.
In baptism the whole Church is summoned to witness to God’s love and to work for the coming of his kingdom.” “To serve this royal priesthood, God has given particular ministries.” “Deacons are ordained so the people of God may be better equipped to make Christ known. Christ is the pattern of their calling and their commission.” “Priests are ordained to lead God’s people in the offering of praise and the proclamation of the gospel.
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In their ministry, pastoral care and working relationships, the clergy should offer equal respect and opportunity to all.
They should be unbiased in their exercise of pastoral care, especially when caring for one party in a dispute between two or more people.
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