Introduction The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (formally the Military Ordinariate of Archdiocese for the Military Services of the United States) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical jurisdiction or archdiocese that provides the Catholic Church’s pastoral and spiritual services to those serving in the armed forces of the United States and their dependents and to… Read More
What is a Military Ordinariate?
Introduction A military ordinariate is an ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic Church, of the Latin or an Eastern church, responsible for the pastoral care of Catholics serving in the armed forces of a nation. Background Until 1986, they were called “military vicariates” and had a status similar to that of apostolic vicariates, which are headed… Read More
What is the Bishopric of the Forces in Great Britain?
Introduction The Bishopric of the Forces (in Great Britain) is the Latin Church Catholic military ordinariate (non-geographically aligned) which provides chaplains to the British Armed Forces based in the United Kingdom and their overseas postings. It is exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See (not part of any ecclesiastical province) and its Roman Congregation… Read More
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