According to the Code of Canon Law, Article 1, No. 903: “A priest is to be permitted to celebrate the Eucharist, even if he is not known to the rector (parish priest) of the church, provided either that he presents commendatory letters (faculty or celebret), not more than a year old, from his own Ordinary or Superior (bishop)…
Fr. Raul del Prado, a diocesan priest from the Philippines, has so far failed to present any kind of document from any Philippine bishop that he is indeed recommended to perform his priestly functions in Australia.
In spite of the absence of a celebret, his sister Mrs. Emma de Vera confirms that the priest continues to say mass.
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