Organizational Records and Information – Code of Conduct for Church Personnel

Church personnel should take great care in creating, storing, accessing, transferring and disposing of records and information.

Sacramental Records
6.1 Information found in sacramental records is to be used for purposes that promote or conform to the mission of the Catholic Church.
6.2 Those requesting access to, or information found in, the sacramental records ordinarily must establish that the record sought concerns their personal status. Moreover, the document in question must be of its nature a public document.3 Finally, the person requesting the information must verify that the information will be used for purposes that promote or conform to the mission of the Catholic Church and will not be utilized for civil or criminal litigation of any kind.
6.3 Sacramental records older than 100 years will be considered historical documents. As such, they may be open to the public.
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