2016 Delaware Code
Title 27 - Religion
CHAPTER 1. RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES AND CORPORATIONS
§ 116. Additional powers of Roman Catholic Church corporations; records; pastor as president.

27 DE Code § 116 (2016) What's This?

Every Roman Catholic Church corporation, in addition to the powers now possessed by religious corporations by virtue of the laws of this State, may appoint the hour and place of the meeting at which the 2 of its members annually elected shall be chosen and the manner in which such election shall be held and shall provide a good and sufficient record book wherein shall be registered from time to time all of its proceedings, which record shall at all times be open to inspection by any member of the congregation or any ecclesiastical officer of the denomination of Christians having, according to the discipline and practice thereof, authority over the congregation or the right to be informed concerning its management and interests of the corporation. The pastor of the congregation for the time being (if any there be) shall always be present. It may frame such rules and ordinances for the orderly conduct of divine worship and the advancement of the interests of the congregation as a majority of the corporation may from time to time deem necessary, provided that the same shall not conflict with the constitution or laws of the United States or of this State, or with the discipline and practice of the denomination.

19 Del. Laws, c. 599, § 2; Code 1915, § 2177; Code 1935, § 2484; 27 Del. C. 1953, § 116.;

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