Prelate of Honour of His Holiness

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A Prelate of Honour of His Holiness is a Catholic prelate to whom the Pope has granted this title of honour.


They are addressed as Monsignor and have certain privileges as regards clerical clothing. [1] [2]


Before the motu proprio Pontificalis Domus of 28 March 1968, Honorary Prelates (HP) were called Domestic Prelates (Latin : Antistites Urbani). Those who held certain offices were also granted the title, such as an Archbishop or Bishop Assistant at the Pontifical Throne or a member of the Roman Prelature. The title was retained by archbishops, bishops and protonotaries apostolic who had been awarded it before their appointment to those positions. [3]

The Prelates of Honor are entitled Reverendo Monsignore (Italian) or Reverendus Monsignor (Latin) (English: Reverend Monsignor).

Prelates of Honor:

Prelates of Honor durante munere:

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  1. Instruction on the Dress, Titles and Coat-of-Arms of Cardinals, Bishops and Lesser Prelates (31 March 1969), English translation published by the Vatican.
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  3. Annuario Pontificio 2012, p. 1853