Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, General Decree Concerning Clerical Dress, January 1998.


Without prejudice to the provisions of c. 288 concerning permanent deacons, and in accordance with the provisions of c. 284, the Southern African Bishops’ Conference decrees that in the matter of dress, clerics are to be identified by the wearing of a clerical collar.




Code of Canon Law Annotated (Montréal: Wilson & Lafleur Limitée, 2004): 1776.