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Papal Household.

Called papal court until 1932. In the narrow sense, the papal household (fami[g]lia pontificia) consists of clerics and laymen who have a function by protocol in the papal residence; its mems. live both in and outside Vatican City. In the broad sense, the papal household consists of the papal household in the narrow sense and the papal chapel (capella pontificia), whose mems. may take part in liturgical functions solemnly celebrated by the pope. Not to be confused with curia.*

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