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(1)Nothing in sections 3 to 5 of this Measure shall affect the tenure of office or any right of any person who at the commencement of this Measure holds the office of registrar of a province or registrar of a diocese.
(2)Subject to subsection (3) below, no appointment to the office of registrar of a province shall be made under the said section 3, and no appointment to the office of registrar of a diocese shall be made under the said section 4, as long as the person who at the said commencement is the holder of that office continues to hold it.
(3)Where at the said commencement one person holds the office of registrar of a diocese and another the office of legal secretary to the bishop of that diocese, then, if the last mentioned office becomes vacant thereafter before that first mentioned, either the person who at the date of the occurrence of the vacancy is, and at the said commencement was, the registrar of the diocese shall be appointed to that office under the said section 4 or another person shall be appointed by the bishop of that diocese to act as his legal secretary until the office of registrar of that diocese becomes vacant.
(4)On the making of an appointment under the said section 3 to the office of registrar of a province or under the said section 4 to the office of registrar of a diocese, the office of legal secretary to the archbishop of that province or, as the case may be, of legal secretary to the bishop of that diocese shall be abolished.
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