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This congregation was established by Sixtus V as the Congregatio pro Sacris Ritibus et Caeremoniis (constitution Immensa aeterni Dei, Jan. 22, 1588). According to some authors, it absorbed a cardinalatial commission formed by Gregory XIII, as early as 1572, to reform the ceremonies of the papal chapel. Although the principal task of the new congregation was to attend to the moderation of the Latin liturgy "in all the churches of Rome and throughout the world," the bulk of its work was devoted to the causes of saints, including relics
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In 598 seven defenders of the church were appointed. In 1340 the defenders were more formally organized. In 1471 their number was increased to twelve. Their duties in early times included the defense of cases treated in Consistory. After the establishment of pontifical tribunals they postulated the pallium for metropolitans, archbishops, and bishops and promoted causes of beatification and canonization. From 1587 the college held the office of rector of the University of Rome. In later years their duties included the defense and prosecution of those accused of crimes before the courts of the Holy See, the pleading of matrimonial cases before ecclesiastical tribunals, and consultation in disciplinary procedures against lawyers of the Rota. The members of the college were also members of the papal chapel
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The original Patrizi family has been extinct since 1736, but the name has been carried on twice through the maternal side
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Established in 1514, and suppressed in 1833
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Established in 1848 from the Presidenza degli archivi (ID VATV844-A) as a dependency of the Ministero dell'interno (ID VATV705-A). Responsibility for the supervision of the notarial profession was added at that time. Abolished in 1870
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This congregation examined the most serious cases to come before the Tribunale criminale del governatore (to 1809), the Tribunale del governo di Roma (1814-1847), and the Tribunale criminale di Roma (1847-1870)
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Acquired by the ASV in 1919. Eight volumes transferred to the Archivio della Nunziatura Apostolica in Francia (ID VATV427-A) and are currently v. 1-8 in that series
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The contents of the buste include a manuscript of a book, Memorie intorno alla vita del Cardinal Lorenzo Caleppi, written by Camillo Luigi de Rossi, who was Caleppi's secretary from 1795 until his death. This was published as a book in Rome in 1845 by the Propaganda Fide and is available at the Vatican Library