Ecclesiae Sanctae III 13-14: With the Curia

The next several sections outline some responsibilities of and points of collaboration with the curia, particularly the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith (SCPF). First, who’s in charge, administratively speaking:

13. (1) There is to be but one competent curial office (dicasterium) for all the missions, namely the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith. But since certain missions are for special reasons temporarily still subject to other curial offices, a missionary section should in the meantime be established in these offices which will maintain close relations with the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith so as to provide a completely constant and uniform method and norm in the organization and direction of all the missions.

(2) Subject to the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith are: the Pontifical Mission Societies, that is, the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Society of St. Peter for the native clergy, the Missionary Union of the Clergy and the Holy Childhood Association.

There is provision for cross-fertilization between Christian Unity and Propagation of the Faith:

14. The president of the Secretariat for Christian Unity, by reason of his office, is a member of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith; the secretary of this secretariat is one of the consultors of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith. (Ad Gentes 29)

The Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith is to be represented in like manner in the Secretariat for Christian Unity.

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