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The People of God » The Hierarchical Constitution of the Church » Particular Churches and Their Groupings » The Internal Ordering of Particular Churches » Parishes, pastors, and parochial vicars
Canon 525. When a see is vacant or impeded, it belongs to the diocesan administrator or another who governs the diocese temporarily:

1. to install or confirm presbyters who have been legitimately presented or elected for a parish;

2. to appoint pastors if the see has been vacant or impeded for a year.
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