Dicastery

A dicastery (from Greek: δικαστήριον, romanizeddikastērion, lit.'law-court', from δικαστής, 'judge, juror') is a department of the Roman Curia, the administration of the Holy See through which the pope directs the Roman Catholic Church. The most recent comprehensive constitution of the church, Pastor bonus (1988), includes this definition:

By the word "dicasteries" are understood the Secretariat of State, Congregations, Tribunals, Councils and Offices, namely, the Apostolic Camera, the and the .[1]

These dicasteries or departments are grouped in the following categories: