PONTIFEX EXPERIENCE AND SERVICE DECRETUMAs of ante diem IV Nonas November (Sun Nov 2, 2003 2:13 pm) the position of Pontifex in Nova Roma may only be applied for by Citizens who have been formally held a Priesthood position in Nova Roma for six months or more. The Collegium Pontificum is the guiding body of the Nova Roma Priesthood as well as the Religio Romana, and therefore it is important that Pontifices should have direct Priesthood experience through practical service.
Pontifices raised before this date and do not hold a Priesthood are encouraged but not required to apply for a secondary priesthood; experience already gained in the Collegium Pontificum shall be considered adequate administration training.
In special circumstances the Collegium Pontificum may grant a special waiver to a candidate who for some reason cannot hold a Priesthood; such candidates must be approved by a 2/3 majority of voting Pontificies.
QVOD BONVM FAVSTVM FELIX FORTVNATVMQVE SIT POPVLO ROMANO QUIRITIBVS
Marcus Cassius Julianus,
2 Nov. 2756