Code of Canon Law
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CHAPTER III. The Notation and Testimonial of Ordination Conferred
Can. 1053 §1. After an ordination has taken place, the names of those ordained and of the ordaining minister and
the place and date of the ordination are to be noted in a special register to be kept carefully in the curia of the place
of ordination; all the documents of individual ordinations are to be preserved carefully.
§2. The ordaining bishop is to give to each of the ordained an authentic testimonial of the reception of
ordination; if a bishop other than their own promoted them with dimissorial letters, they are to show the testimonial
to their own ordinary for notation of the ordination in a special register to be kept in the archive.
Can. 1054 The local ordinary if it concerns seculars, or the competent major superior if it concerns his own subjects,
is to send notice of each ordination celebrated to the pastor of the place of baptism, who is to record it in his
baptismal register according to the norm of can. 535, §2.