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The People of God » Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life » Institutes of Consecrated Life » Religious Institutes » Religious houses and their creation and suppression
Canon 611. The consent of the diocesan bishop to erect a religious house of any institute entails the right:

1. to lead a life according to the character and proper purposes of the institute;

2. to exercise the works proper to the institute according to the norm of law and without prejudice to the conditions attached to the consent;

3. for clerical institutes to have a church, without prejudice to the prescript of can. 1215, ยง3 and to perform sacred ministries, after the requirements of the law have been observed.
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