Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

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The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (Latin: Congregatio pro Institutis Vitae Consecratae et Societatibus Vitae Apostolicae) is the congregation of the Roman Curia responsible for everything which concerns Institutes of Consecrated Life (orders and religious congregations, both of men and of women, as well as secular institutes) and Societies of Apostolic Life regarding their government, discipline, studies, goods, rights, and privileges.

The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has its origins in the "Sacred Congregation for Consultations about Regulars" founded by Pope Sixtus V on May 27, 1586. its name was changed in 1908 to the Congregation of the Affairs of Religious, its name was again changed to the Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes in 1967 by Pope Paul VI and finally to its current name by Pope John Paul II.

The current Prefect is Cardinal João Braz de Aviz. The current Secretary is Archbishop José Rodríguez Carballo, O.F.M., who was the former superior-general of the Franciscans. There are two Undersecretaries of the Congregation, Father Sebastiano Paciolla, O.Cist. and Sister Nicoletta Vittoria Spezzati, A.S.C.[1]

Cardinal Prefects since 1899[edit]

Secretaries since 1899[edit]

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