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The Sanctifying Function of the Church » The Sacraments » Orders » Those to be ordained » Irregularities and other impediments
Canon 1044. §1. The following are irregular for the exercise of orders received:

1. a person who has received orders illegitimately while affected by an irregularity to receive them;

2. a person who has committed a delict mentioned in can. 1041, n. 2, if the delict is public;

3. a person who has committed a delict mentioned in can. 1041, nn. 3, 4, 5, 6.

§2. The following are impeded from the exercise of orders:

1. a person who has received orders illegitimately while prevented by an impediment from receiving them;

2. a person who is affected by amensia or some other psychic illness mentioned in can. 1041, n. 1 until the ordinary, after consulting an expert, permits the exercise of the order.
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