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Military Ordinariate
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Military Ordinariate

A military ordinariate, in the Catholic church, is an organization headed by a bishop responsible for the pastoral care of Catholics serving in a country's armed services.

In the US, the military ordinariate is the Archdiocese for the Military Services. In Australia, it is the Australian Catholic Defence Diocese (also called the Catholic Military Ordinariate for Australia; website http://www.military.catholic.org.au/). In France, it is the Diocèse aux Armées Françaises.

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