will and testament of clerics


All clerics should make a will valid in civil law providing for their property and this obligation is particularly imposed on clerics who have benefices (Canon 1301). Sacred vessels and utensils bought with church funds must be ceded to the church, and clerics should in time designate some ecclesiastic to take charge of these sacred vessels, also books, documents, or anything else found in their houses pertaining to the church. Clerics are free in the disposal of their personal property. Cardinals have the privilege of leaving sacred vessels to any church, oratory, or to some ecclesiastic. Special legislation has been enacted regarding religious.

MLA Citation

  • “will and testament of clerics”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 November 2019. Web. 5 March 2021. <>