What is ecclesiastical authority?

Some articles on ecclesiastical authority, ecclesiastical:

Catholic University
... that "A catholic school is understood to be one which is under control of the competent ecclesiastical authority or of a public ecclesiastical juridical person, or ... bear the title 'catholic school' except by the consent of the competent ecclesiastical authority" (Can ...

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