CHAPTER 29

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 14

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 27 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE FORMATION OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH CORPORATION.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Amend §115, Chapter 1, Title 27, Delaware Code, by striking said §115 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new §115 to read as follows:

§ 115. Formation of Roman Catholic Church corporations

In every congregation of the denomination of Christians known as the Roman Catholic Church, the Ordinary of the Diocese and the Pastor of the congregation for the time being, according to the practice and discipline of the Church, and one other person to be annually designated by the Ordinary, and two other persons to be annually elected by the members of the congregation from among their number (the annual election and appointment to be made when designated by the Ordinary in each and every year, and the incumbents to hold office until their respective successors shall be so elected or appointed, as the case may be), shall be constituted a body politic and corporate, under such title as may be assumed by the corporation, and recorded in a certificate under the hands and seals of the corporators first chosen or otherwise entitled to office under the terms of this chapter. The certificate shall be acknowledged before any person entitled to take acknowledgments of instruments to be used in this State and recorded among the corporation records of the County wherein the congregation has or possesses a place of worship.

Approved April 26, 1973.