Royal Decree 594/2015 Of 3 July, The Registry Of Religious Entities Regulated.

Original Language Title: Real Decreto 594/2015, de 3 de julio, por el que se regula el Registro de Entidades Religiosas.

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INDEX

Title I. Entities and registrable acts.

Article 1. Purpose.

Article 2. Entities registrable.

Article 3. Acts with access to the registry.

Title II. registration procedures.

Chapter I. Registration of the foundation or establishment in Spain of religious entities.
Article 4. Right
registration.

Article 5. Application for registration.

Article 6. Registration of Churches, Faiths and religious Communities.

Article 7. Registration of entities created by a church or religious community registered Confession.

Article 8. Registration of Federations.

Article 9. Registration of entities of foreign origin.

Article 10. Instruction of registration records.

Article 11. Resolution.

Chapter II. Entry of the modification of the statutes.

Article 12. Application for registration.

Article 13. Procedure.

Article 14. Registration of the identity of the holders of the representative bodies.

Chapter III. Annotation and cancellation of membership of a religious entities Federation.

Article 15. Application for membership from religious entities to a Federation.

Article 16. Request for cancellation of membership of a religious entities Federation.

Chapter IV. Annotation of places of worship.

Article 17. Request annotation and cancellation of places of worship.

Chapter V. annotation status minister of religion.

Article 18. Request annotation and documentation to be provided.

Chapter VI. Cancellation of the registration of religious entities.

Article 19. Cancellation of registration.

Article 20. Cancellation procedure requested by the entity.

Chapter VII. Common provisions.

Article 21. Documentation in electronic format.

Article 22. Correction of errors.

Article 23. Faculty of certifying.

Article 24. Resources.

Title III. Structure and operation of the Registry of Religious Entities.

Article 25. Location and organizational unit of the Registry of Religious Entities.

Article 26. Sections Registry of Religious Entities.
Article 27. Records
registry.
Article 28.
marginal notes.

Article 29. Declaration of operation.

Title IV. Advertising Registry of Religious Entities.
Article 30. Advertising
registry.

Article 31. Certifications.

Article 32. Copy of the seats.

Article 33. Obtaining certificates and copies of the seats.

Article 34. Certifications on the status of legal representative.

First additional provision. Cooperation agreements with the autonomous regions.

Second additional provision. Personal data protection.

Third additional provision. Electronic management of administrative procedures and documentation tank.

Fourth additional provision. Optimize the Registry with the provisions of this royal decree.

Fifth additional provision. Statement operation.

First transitional provision. Rules applicable in the transitional period.

Second transitional provision. religious foundations of the Catholic Church.

Single derogatory provision.

First final provision. competential title.

Second final provision. Extra regulations.

Final disposition third. Organization and operation expenses.

Fourth final provision. Application and development of Royal Decree.

Final provision fifth. Entry into force.

I

The Registry of Religious Entities is a qualified to serve the collective exercise of the fundamental right of religious freedom guaranteed in Article 16 of the Spanish Constitution of 27 December 1978, as the Organic Law 7/1980 legal instrument, of 5 July, on religious Liberty he ruled that "the Churches, Faiths and religious Communities and their Federations shall have legal personality once registered in the appropriate public record that is created for this purpose in the Ministry of Justice '.

The establishment and operation of the Register was regulated by Royal Decree 142/1981, of 9 January, on Organization and Operation of the Registry of Religious Entities. This standard was completed, in some respects, for others of equal or lower rank, as were the Royal Decree 589/1984, of 8 February, on Religious Foundations of the Catholic Church and the Order of 11 May 1984 on Advertising Registry of Religious Entities.


Subsequently have been incorporated into the legal system other regulations that have affected the operation of the Register as they have been, among others, the Law 30/1992 of 26 November on the Legal Regime of Public Administrations and Common Administrative Procedure or the Law 6/1997 of 14 April, Organization and Functioning of the General State Administration, or Law 11/2007 of 22 June, electronic access of citizens to public services, modified in turn by various laws. Also, the Laws 24, 25 and 26/1992 of 10 November, which, respectively, the State Cooperation agreements with the Federation of Evangelical Religious Entities of Spain approved, the Federation of Israelite Communities of Spain and the Islamic Commission of Spain.

The royal decree is to change the legal regulation of the Registry of Religious Entities after more than 30 years of operation. The current regulation has been superseded and does not adequately respond to current needs registry. The specific nature of many of the actions requested from the Registry of Religious Entities can not always find an efficient response to the supplementary application of the rules on common administrative procedure.

This new legal framework is referenced to the doctrine derived from the judgment of the Constitutional Court 46/2001, of February 15, and the application thereof courts have been doing from the interpretation of the nature of the depending on the Registry of Religious Entities as "mere finding that no qualification", which extends to the realization that the entity is not any of the excluded by Article 3.2 of the Organic Law 7/1980, of July 7 or exceed the limits provided in Article 3.1 of the same law, without being able to perform control of the legitimacy of religious beliefs.

Similarly, the reform is part of the guidelines mark the OSCE / ODIHR in its fifty-nine plenary meeting in June 2004, updated in the session held on 13 and 14 June 2014 in which the importance of the right to acquire and maintain legal personality and the inability of the various States to impose penalties or restrictions on religious groups to prevent the acquisition of legal personality by recognizing access to the registry. In this regard, the European Court of Human Rights has recognized in numerous judgments that the registry is one of the most important aspects of freedom of association. That is, that restrictions on the right to obtain legal personality by religious groups are contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights, in particular, for violation of the right of association and the right to religious freedom. The acquisition of legal personality is a right to express religious institutions as the Constitutional Court Judgment 46/2001 being said, in our system, such acquisition occurs by accessing the Registry of Religious Entities as noted more above. The new regulation is part, also, in the Guidelines of the European Union on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion and belief approved by the Council of the European Union on June 24, 2013 when he states that the registration requirement is it has set up as a means to facilitate the exercise of freedom of religion or belief.

Finally, it is necessary to address the introduction of new technologies in the management of the registry that, in addition to improvements involved in your organization, can incorporate this Register to the challenge of eGovernment.


II
This royal decree is divided into four titles. Title I is devoted to the entities and registrable acts; Title II, the registration procedures that are processed in the Registry of Religious Entities; Title III refers to the structure and operation of the Register and Title IV regulates advertising the registry. The royal decree also has five additional provisions, two transitional, one repealing and five final.


Title I defines the object of the royal decree and lists the entities and registrable acts introducing greater accuracy in regulation. This standard correspondence with the reality of confessions adopting forms of organization that was not always possible to fit the relationship registrable entities contained in the previous regulations pursued. As for acts likely to access the Registry, containing the list of them attended the usual practice of the Registry, explaining those acts that had been scoring at the request of entities, such as places of worship or accession to federations, or by introducing some that were not subject to annotation so far as the case of ministers of religion.

Title II is devoted to the regulation of different registry procedures supplementing loopholes in the previous legislation. In general, regulation clarifies the requirements to complete the entities that access the registry, the submission of documentation in electronic format and the processing of new procedures incorporated.

Regarding the registration procedure of Churches, Faiths or Religious Communities, it has been incorporated with optional nature the foundation or establishment in Spain is supported by a minimum number of people. This possibility, offered to entities that access the registry, has its antecedent in the above international guidelines OSCE / ODIHR it considers appropriate, to proceed with such registration, the existence of a number of members attesting some stability always that the exercise of the right is not hindered. With this, the churches, confessions and religious communities may express the existence of a minimal community of believers which is the entity assumes the rights and obligations under the Organic Law on Religious Freedom and, in cases of confessions that have signed Agreement the State, provided therein. This requirement does not extend, however, to those other entities subject to registration, erected or made by the Churches, Faiths or Religious Communities.

Another important novelty is the obligation to register holders representative bodies of religious entities in the previous legislation was permissive for entities. The reality is that, mostly, banks had to register the nominal list of their legal representatives given the probative that legislation granted the certification registry.

Among the new developments contained in the royal decree stresses that refers to the procedure for registering the addition or removal of a community to a federation or procedure to record the ministers of worship of Churches, confessions or communities religious inscribed upon request unless they have capacity to enter or certify acts for civil purposes, in which case the entry is mandatory option it has come to be claimed by their religious entities who wanted to have the security that, for the purposes of application of the legal regime established for ministers of religion, provides the register entry.

In general, the new regulation aims to clarify the requirements to complete the entities that access the registry and incorporate presentation and supporting documentation electronically.

Title III is dedicated to the "Structure and operation of the Registry of Religious Entities" which maintains its current structure by adding a new historical sections section that seats entities will move canceled or denied. The regulation improves the description of the registry card to be drawn according to electronic procedures and refers for the first time, the marginal notes to be made if there are pending court proceedings concerning the appointment of legal representatives of the entity or lack of statement it expected performance in the royal decree, annotations that have information purposes.

Title IV refers to the 'Advertising Registry of Religious Entities' incorporating both the use of new technologies and electronic media as the requirements arising from the regulations on protection of personal data and Law 19/2013, of December 9, transparency, access to public information and good governance.


Finally, among the additional, transitional and final provisions, in addition to the usual contents include some others. This is the case of the possibility of signing cooperation agreements with the autonomous communities have in their statutes of autonomy provided relevant powers to determine their participation in the management of the Register; the expectation that the registered entities to present a statement of being in operating condition to allow the Registry greater correspondence with reality, improving the public service provided; or the provision that maintains the validity of the registration of foundations erected by the Catholic Church is not as applicable to the general regulation of the foundations of religious entities.

In preparing this Royal Decree has taken into account the report of the Plenum of the Advisory Commission on Religious Freedom issued at its meeting of 26 November 2014 and the report of the Spanish Data Protection Agency 18 March 2015.

By virtue of the proposal of the Minister of Justice, with the approval of the Minister of Finance and Public Administration, according to the Council of State and after deliberation by the Council of Ministers at its meeting on July 3, 2015 ,

DECREE:
TITLE
I
Entities and registrable acts


Article 1. Purpose.

The royal decree is to regulate the Registry of Religious Entities, established in accordance with the provisions of Article 5 of the Organic Law 7/1980 of 5 July, on Religious Freedom, entities and susceptible acts registration, registration procedures and legal consequences arising thereof. The Registry of Religious Entities filed in the Ministry of Justice as a matter of general and public record.
Article 2. Entities
registrable.

In the Registry of Religious Entities may register:

1. Churches, Faiths and religious Communities and their Federations.

2. The following types of religious entities, provided they have been erected, created or instituted by a church, confession or religious community or Federations of them registered in the Register:

A) Their territorial constituencies.

B) Their congregations, sections or local communities.

C) institutional entities that are part of its structure.

D) Associations for religious purposes that create or erect and their federations.

E) The seminars or training centers ministers of worship.

F) The colleges of education provided exclusively own theological or religious teachings of the Church, confession or religious community registered.

G) Monastic and religious communities and orders or federations that are integrated.

H) The institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life, its provinces and houses life and their federations.

I) Any other entities that are subject to registration in accordance with the agreements between the Spanish State and religious denominations.

Article 3. Acts with access to the registry.

They will have access to the registry, according to the procedure laid down in this Royal Decree, the following acts:

A) The foundation or establishment in Spain of the religious entity.

B) Statutory changes.

C) The identity of the holders of the representative body of the entity.

D) The incorporation and separation of the entities to a federation.

E) The dissolution of the entity.

F) The places of worship.

G) Ministers of worship.

H) Any other acts which are subject to registration or annotation under the Agreements between the Spanish State and religious denominations.
TITLE II



Registry procedures CHAPTER
I

Registration of the foundation or establishment in Spain of religious bodies
Article 4. Right
registration.

1. The registrable under Article 2 entities shall enjoy legal personality once registered in the Registry of Religious Entities.

2. Only registration may be refused when the requirements of the Organic Law 7/1980 of 5 July, on Religious Freedom or the Royal Decree are not met.

Article 5. Application for registration.


1. The application for registration shall contact the Registry of Religious Entities of the Ministry of Justice and may be submitted to the offices and records Article 38.4 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November on the Legal Regime of Public Administrations concerns and Common Administrative Procedure, or by electronic means under the terms provided in Law 11/2007 of 22 June, electronic access of citizens to Public Services.

2. The application shall specify which type of entity to those listed in Article 2 is to register and attach the documents specified in the following articles, depending on the type of entity whose registration is requested. The substantiating documents to be contributed may be originals or certified copies thereof in the manner prescribed in Article 46 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November.

Article 6. Registration of Churches, Faiths and religious Communities.

1. Registration of Churches, Faiths and religious Communities will begin their legal representatives or persons duly authorized by application to be accompanied by a public deed in which document containing the following information:

A) name, which may not include terms confusing about its religious nature. Shall not be admissible names including expressions contrary to law. Neither can match or resemble, so that it can create confusion with any other previously registered in the Registry of Religious Entities. Applicants provide translation into Castilian or one of the official languages ​​of the autonomous communities if the name of the entity not listed in Castilian or in any of the official languages ​​of the autonomous communities. This translation will not be part of the name of the entity. In any case, the names should be formed with alphabet letters in Castilian or in any of the official languages.

B) Address.

C) territorial scope.

D) expression of their religious purposes and whatever data deemed necessary to prove their religious nature. These effects can be considered as such, their doctrinal bases, the absence of profit and its specific religious activities represented by exercise and promote worship, maintenance of places and objects of worship, preaching, social intervention, dissemination of religious information, training and religious and moral education, religious assistance, training and support of ministers of religion, and the like.

E) Operating System, representative bodies and government, stating their powers and of the requirements for valid designation.

F) Nominal list of legal representatives. In the event that they were foreigners must prove their legal residence in Spain under the terms established by law.

2. It will be also necessary to submit the minutes of the foundation or establishment in Spain in a public deed document. The same report may refer the nominal ratio of at least twenty people over age and legally resident in Spain who support the foundation or establishment of the Church, confession or religious community.

Article 7. Registration of entities created by a church or religious community registered Confession.

1. For the registration of entities created by a church, confession, registered religious community or federation shall be provided, in deed, the data referred to in paragraph 1 of the previous article.

2. In addition, the contribution of the literal testimony, duly authenticated, the founding document and the document of the Church, Confession, religious community or Federation, for which it stands, constitutes approves and, if any is required, compliance the supreme body of the organization in Spain.

Article 8. Registration of Federations.

1. It shall apply to the registration of federations set out in Articles 5 and 6.1 of this Royal Decree concerning the registration of churches, confessions and religious communities.

2. It will be also necessary to submit the following documents:

A) Founding Act in which shall contain the name, address and registration number of each of the founders, except entities that are pending registration and identification data of the legal representatives of each of them.


B) Each of the entities that are integrated into the Federation must certify on the deed of foundation of it, the resolution adopted certification for integration, issued by persons or positions with authority to certify the that acceptance of the statutes of the Federation and the designation of the person or persons representing the religious entity in the constitutive act of the Federation shall be expressed.

Article 9. Registration of entities of foreign origin.

1. For the registration of a dependent on another established abroad, in addition to the requirements set out in Articles 5 and 6, it must submit the following religious entity:

A) Copy of the current statutes of the foreign entity.

B) Certificate of the foreign entity that contains the identity of their legal representatives or holders of its representative bodies in the country of origin and those designated as such in Spain.

C) Certificate or proof that the foreign entity is legally recognized in their country of origin.

2. The documents referred to in the preceding paragraph must be duly authenticated and translated, if necessary, in accordance with international conventions on the subject that are applicable.

Article 10. Instruction of registration records.

1. The instruction of registration dossiers for the General Relations Branch Confessions.

2. The competent body may request report to the Advisory Commission on Religious Freedom and any other deemed necessary regarding the application for registration.

Article 11. Resolution.

1. The Minister of Justice will issue the resolution from where stakeholders will indicate if it is favorable, the identification data of the registration practiced.

2. After the period of six months from the date the application was received in any of the records of the Ministry of Justice, if it had not issued resolution shall mean estimated, in accordance with Article 43 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November.
CHAPTER II


Registration of the amendment of the statutes

Article 12. Application for registration.

1. The modification of the data of the entity referred to in Article 6.1 shall be communicated to the Registry of Religious Entities within three months has been adopted the modification agreement in the manner prescribed by the statutes of the entity.

2. Along with the application shall be provided the following documents:

A) Public Document containing either the minutes of the meeting or certification agreement of the competent body to take such amendment. In any case, the document must collect the resolution adopted by the statutes are amended, the amended articles, the quorum when required by statute, the result of the vote and the date of approval.

B) changes in statutes that affect the purpose or the operating system, representative government bodies and the entity will need to provide the full text of the new statutes in a public document that includes the approved amendments, making recorded in extended at the end of the document diligence, the ratio of modified items and the date of the agreement that his amendment was adopted.

3. requests within statutory changes that occur three months elapsed since the adoption of the relevant agreement without prejudice, reiterated the modification by the competent bodies of the entity will not be processed, it resubmits the application deadline.

Article 13. Procedure.

1. Registration of the statutory changes will be subject to the same requirements as for registration, except on the change of legal representatives to be made in the manner provided in the following article.

2. The amendments shall be registered by resolution of the head of the Directorate General for International Legal Cooperation and Relations with the Confessions and produce legal purposes from the time of registration.

3. After the period of three months from the date the application was received in any of the records of the Ministry of Justice, if it had not issued resolution shall mean estimated, in accordance with Article 43 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November.

Article 14. Registration of the identity of the holders of the representative bodies.


1. The modification of the holders of the representative bodies shall be communicated to the Registry of Religious Entities within three months has been taken to amend the agreement.

2. The application for registration of such amendment must be accompanied by public document containing well the minutes of the meeting or the certification of the agreement adopted by the competent body which shall state, in addition to the date had adopted the agreement, following:

A) The names, DNI or NIE and address of the appointed.

B) The date of the appointment and, if applicable, ratification and acceptance by the holders.

C) The date of revocation and termination, if any, of the outgoing holders.

D) Signatures holders and outgoing owners. If they could not or would not sign it shall be specified in the document.
CHAPTER III


Annotation and cancellation of membership of a religious entities Federation

Article 15. Application for membership from religious entities to a Federation.

1. The application for entry in the Register of membership of a religious entity to a federation by the legal representative of the Federation or duly authorized within three months after the agreement has been adopted person is present.

2. For the annotation of the accession of religious entities to a federation must be provided, together with the application, although the minutes of the meeting or the certificate of approval of the federal entity, according to the procedure determined in their statutes, in the which shall include, in addition to the date on which it is adopted, the following information:

A) The name and address of the federative entity representing the applicant.

B) The designation and registration, except number that is pending registration, the entity that is incorporated into the Federation.

C) For each of the religious organizations that join the Federation, a certificate issued by the persons or offices empowered to certify the agreement adopted by the entity for integration into the Federation.

3. Accession will be noted by resolution of the head of the Directorate General for International Legal Cooperation and Relations with the Confessions. After the period of three months from the date the application was received in any of the records of the Ministry of Justice, if it had not issued resolution shall mean estimated, in accordance with Article 43 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November.

Article 16. Request for cancellation of membership of a religious entities Federation.

1. The request for cancellation of membership of an entity to a Federation shall be made by the legal representative of the duly authorized within three months after the agreement has been adopted in the manner established statutorily person or entity. The entity will provide, together with the application, although the minutes of the meeting, either the certificate of the agreement, stating the date on which it was adopted and the communication made to the respective Federation formalizing their low or have completed the requirements laid down in the statutes of the Federation for the loss of its members.

2. If the request for cancellation of membership of an entity occurs at the request of the Federation itself, the application by the legal representative of the Federation or duly authorized person within three months has been adopted the agreement in will be presented statutorily established form. Along with the application must be provided, although the minutes of the meeting or certificate of the agreement, stating the date on which it was adopted, as well as communication to the institution concerned the formalization of its low.

3. The resolution canceling adherence to a Federation shall be made by the head of the Directorate General for International Legal Cooperation and Relations with the Confessions. It passed within three months from the date of receipt of the application in any of the records of the Ministry of Justice if it had not issued resolution means estimated, in accordance with Article 43 of the Law 30/1992 of 26 November.
CHAPTER IV

Annotation

places of worship
Article 17. Request annotation and cancellation of places of worship.

1. The entities registered in the Registry of Religious Entities may request the entry of their places of worship. Such entry shall not confer legal personality.


2. The request for entry will be presented by the duly authorized representative of the person or entity that will be accompanied by:

A) Copy of title provision.

B) a certificate stating their status as a place of worship for their principal and permanent dedication to the cult and religious assistance, conformity, where appropriate, the competent organ of the Church in Spain, confession or religious community that belongs.

3. The request for cancellation of places of worship accompanied by the duly authorized legal representative of the entity or person certificate attesting to his disaffection as a place of worship of the entity will be presented.

4. The resolution on the entry or cancellation of places of worship shall be made by the head of the General Department of Relations with the Confessions. After the period of three months from the date the application was received in any of the records of the Ministry of Justice, if it had not issued resolution shall mean estimated, in accordance with Article 43 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November.
CHAPTER V


Annotation status minister of religion

Article 18. Request annotation and documentation to be provided.

1. Registered religious entities may enter in the Registry of Religious Entities his ministers of religion who hold legal residence in Spain. In any case, they may be noted those ministers of worship that are enabled to perform religious ceremonies for civil purposes.

2. To make such entry the legal representatives of the entity must submit certification of the Church, confession or religion they belong proving such condition and, if any Community, the approval of the supreme body in Spain of the entity in accordance with its own rules . In the case of integrated inscribed Federation entities, you will also require the approval of the competent body of the respective Federation when so provided in their statutes, without prejudice to the provisions of the Cooperation Agreements with the State regarding entities or signatory federations thereof.

3. Institutions shall report to the Registry casualties ministers of worship and request cancellation within a month since the low occurred.

4. The resolution of the annotation and cancellation of ministers of religion of religious entities shall be made by the head of the General Department of Relations with the Confessions. After the period of three months from the date the application was received in any of the records of the Ministry of Justice, if it had not issued resolution shall mean estimated, in accordance with Article 43 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November.

5. The registration certificate annotation minister of religion shall be sufficient evidence to prove that quality. The certificate shall be valid for two years and may be renewed for equal periods.
CHAPTER VI


Cancellation of registration of religious entities

Article 19. Cancellation of registration.

1. The cancellation of the registration of an entity may only be made:

A) At the request of their duly authorized legal representatives.

B) In compliance with the final judgment.

2. The cancellation shall take effect from the date of its resolution and will lead to the transfer of the entity to the Historical Section of the Registry.

Article 20. Cancellation procedure requested by the entity.

1. Within three months after the cause has occurred as determined by the dissolution of the entity should be addressed request disenrollment the Registry of Religious Entities.

2. The cancellation request, which shall contain the registration number of the entity, must be accompanied by the following documents:

A) If the solution is a result of the decision of the members of the organization adopted by the competent body according to its statutes, public document containing well the minutes of the meeting or the certificate issued by it people or charges with the power to certify, in stating the date on which it was adopted, the quorum and the outcome of the vote.

B) If dissolution has taken place by final judgment, testimony to the court ruling that the dissolution of the entity is issued.


3. Examined the request, the Minister of Justice will issue the appropriate resolution. After the period of three months from the date the application was received in any of the records of the Ministry of Justice, if it had not issued resolution shall mean estimated, in accordance with Article 43 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November.
CHAPTER VII

Common provisions


Article 21. Documentation in electronic format.

Applications for registration or entry in the Register, along with the documentation to be submitted may be filed in electronic format and signature, without prejudice to the third additional provision.

Article 22. Correction of errors.

When formal defects are noticed in the application will require the person concerned to within 10 days to remedy the lack or provide the mandatory documents indicating that if this is not done, you shall be withdrawn its request , after the corresponding resolution, as provided for in Article 71 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November.

Article 23. Faculty of certifying.

1. The power to certify the minutes and agreements of the organs of religious bodies corresponds to the legal representative of the entity and, if it were provided for in the statutes, the secretary of the same, in which case always issued with the approval of legal representative of the entity.

2. For the registration of the agreements contained in the certificate must have been registered previously or simultaneously, the position of the certifier.

Article 24. Resources.

1. The resolutions of the Minister of Justice exhaust administrative procedures and may be appealed potestativamente in reinstatement to the same body that had been delivered or be challenged directly before the contentious-administrative jurisdiction.

2. Against decisions of the head of the Directorate General for International Legal Cooperation and Relations with the Confessions not end the administrative route, proceed the corresponding administrative appeal in the terms set out in Articles 114 and 115 of Law 30/1992, of 26 November.

3. Against decisions of the head of the General Relations Branch Confessions proceed the corresponding administrative appeal in the terms set out in Articles 114 and 115 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November.
TITLE III


Structure and operation of the Registry of Religious Entities

Article 25. Location and organizational unit of the Registry of Religious Entities.

The Registry of Religious Entities lies in Madrid and is for general and unitary register for the entire national territory. It is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as an administrative unit attached to the General Department of Relations with the Confessions.

Article 26. Sections Registry of Religious Entities.

The Register shall contain the following sections:

A) General Section, in which entered the churches, confessions and religious communities, as well as the bodies set up by them.

B) Special Section, in which the churches, confessions and religious communities that have signed or to which is applied an agreement or cooperation agreement with the State and other bodies established by them shall be registered.

C) Historical Section, which will move with its annexed protocols, the seats of the institutions that have been canceled and the applications that have been denied.
Article 27. Records
registry.

1. The Registry of Religious Entities practice registration and registry entries corresponding chips, made by electronic means, contain separate file units.

2. Each entity is assigned a sequential and independent, unique registration number for the entire registry. Registration record in their respective fields will be available for registration or annotation of at least the following:

A) Designation.

B) Section.

C) Date of foundation.

D) Address.

E) literal reproduction of the statutory rules.

F) Identity of the holders of the governing bodies and representation.

G) Places of worship.

H) Dependence on other registered entities.

I) Joining a registered Federation.


3. It annexed the Registry will be a file in which a record is retained or protocol for each of the entities registered and in which such documents are filed occurring in connection with the entity, as well as titles that have served for registration the registered or recorded events. These records are considered an integral part of the registry.
Article 28.
marginal notes.

When accrediting with the Registry of Religious Entities initiation of legal proceedings contesting the appointment of legal representatives of the entity or falsity in the minutes or certification, shall be specified outside registration the legal representatives of the entity. In these notes contain the reference data issues and proceedings to be conducted, as well as informational purposes annotation will be made.

The annotation will be canceled once the seats were a result of the judgment is entered in the Register.

Article 29. Declaration of operation.

Registered entities are obliged to keep their registry information. In any case, every two years must provide declaration of performance by electronic filing form the Registry approved for that purpose.

The lack of submission of the declaration of performance will lead to marginal annotation information purposes.
TITLE IV


Advertising Registry of Religious Entities
Article 30. Advertising
registry.

1. The Registry of Religious Entities is public and citizens have the right to access it in the terms established in the regulations.

2. Interested parties may submit your question through the electronic headquarters of the Ministry of Justice or by writing to the Registry of Religious Entities in which, in addition to the requirements set out in Article 70 of Law 30/1992 of November 26, shall specify the particular documents to which access is sought, provided they correspond to procedures completed on the date of the application.

3. will not be accepted except for consideration Optional, generic request inspection of files that, in any case, shall comply with the provisions of the regulations on protection of personal data.

4. Advertising formal registry is effected by certificates or copies of the content of the seats, in the manner prescribed in the regulations in force to be adjusted, in any case, the requirements regarding the protection of personal data.

5. In the transfer of the certificates or copies of the seats to those concerning the following items shall be recorded recipients the prohibition of creating files with the sole purpose of storing personal data revealing religion or belief, in terms provided for in Article 7.4 of Law 15/1999, of December 13, Protection of Personal data.

Article 31. Certifications.

1. The certification will be the means of irrefutably prove the contents of the seats and documents deposited with the Registry of Religious Entities.

2. Certifications can be positive or negative. Positive certifications are full or partial.

3. Record full certification fully reproduce all entries made in the registry card open to each entity.

4. Full certification protocol annexed to the registry contains the full reproduction of all archived documents submitted by individuals and relating to a particular entity. In this case, access is limited to self or person authorized by it, without prejudice to the powers of the judicial and administrative authorities entity.

5. In partial certifications must always necessarily express that it omitted nothing expand, restrict, modify or condition the insert as seen from the entries in the Register.

Article 32. Copy of the seats.

The copy of the seats, which will be a simple transfer of the seat and data contained in the Register, it shall be issued indicating the number of sheets and the date range, and bear his seal.

Article 33. Obtaining certificates and copies of the seats.


1. The applicant for certification or copy of seats shall supply all circumstances know, in order to facilitate the search of the seat or document. If the data provided do not allow their location will require the interested party to, within ten days, supply the essential data indicating that if this is not done, you shall be withdrawn her request being filed this prior judgment given in the terms of Article 42 of Law 30/1992 of 26 December.

2. Certifications and copies of the seats will be issued by the Head of Service Registry. Obtaining copies of the seats will be conditional on the effective functioning of the Service in accordance with the provisions of Article 37 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November.

3. Denial of access to the requested information shall be taken by reasoned decision of the head of the General Relations Branch Confessions within two months of receipt of the application by the competent body to resolve.

4. Against the resolutions of the General Relations Branch Confessions proceed the corresponding administrative appeal in the terms set out in Article 114 and 115 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November.

Article 34. Certifications on the status of legal representative.

The certificates issued to prove the legal representation of an entity shall include the date of registration of the representative, expressly stating that, after that date, has not received any communication in the registry to modify the representation of the entity.

First additional provision. Cooperation agreements with the autonomous regions.

The Ministry of Justice and the autonomous regions, under the provisions of their respective Statutes of Autonomy may sign collaboration agreements in order to allow the participation of the autonomous community in managing the Registry of Religious Entities.

Second additional provision. Personal data protection.

Treatment and electronic archiving of data contained in the Registry of Religious Entities shall comply with the provisions of Law 15/1999, of December 13, Protection of Personal Data. In the annotation of the status of minister of religion, the application must include the express written consent of the person concerned for the inclusion of their data in the registry and communication derived from advertising it. In the registration forms or notation to that effect should be approved, it shall state that applicants and holders of representative bodies consent to the inclusion of personal data in the Register and communication derived from advertising it.

Third additional provision. Electronic management of administrative procedures and documentation tank.

Within two years from the entry into force of this royal decree, the resources needed for the electronic management of regulated administrative procedures are enabled. While the processes necessary for the presentation format and electronic signature of the documentation that must accompany requests to the Registry are completed, they will be presented in non-electronic format.

The Registry of Religious Entities replace the physical preservation of documents for storage by electronic means, provided with sufficient guarantees, in accordance with the provisions of Law 11/2007 of 22 June, electronic access of citizens to the Public services.

Fourth additional provision. Optimize the Registry with the provisions of this royal decree.

1. The Registry of Religious Entities will have two years from the entry into force of this royal decree, to adapt its internal organization with the provisions therein. In any case, communication to registered entities of the new registry numbers that occur as a result of the computerization of the Registry will be made through the Corporate Portal of the Ministry of Justice.

2. For these purposes and within the same period, the registered entities shall, where appropriate, update their registration status in accordance with the procedures set out in this royal decree, in particular as regards the compulsory registration of legal representatives.


3. Those registered entities that have adapted their structure to the list of registrable entities in Royal Decree 142/1981, of January 9, may request changes to their legal nature as provided in this royal decree completing the requirements in each case apply without implying the cancellation of the entity retain its number and registration tab.

Fifth additional provision. Statement operation.

Within six months from the entry into force of the rule, is made available to the entities registered in the electronic form referred to in Article 29 of this royal decree refers, in order to proceed to the first statement operation and communicate the Register the following information: address for notifications, territorial scope, phone and email. It passed the deadline without having made such communication will proceed, by the Registry, to practice the corresponding marginal annotation without prejudice to subsequent cancellation once the data reported.

First transitional provision. Rules applicable in the transitional period.

Applications for registration in the Register of Religious Entities that are pending resolution at the time of the entry into force of this royal decree shall be heard and resolved in accordance by Royal Decree 142/1981 of January 9, of organization and Operation of the Registry of Religious Entities.

Second transitional provision. religious foundations of the Catholic Church.

The religious foundations of the Catholic Church will continue to be governed by Royal Decree 589/1984, of 8 February, Foundations of the Catholic Church, while not generally regulate the foundations of religious entities. Until then, the Registry will maintain the Section of Foundations under that royal decree.

Single derogatory provision.

Are repealed following standards:

A) Royal Decree 142/1981, dated 9 January, on Organization and Operation of the Registry of Religious Entities.

B) Article 5 of Royal Decree 1879/1994, of September 16, laying down procedural rules are adopted in the Justice and Home Affairs.

C) The Order of 11 May 1984 on advertising Registry of Religious Entities.

First final provision. competential title.

This royal decree is issued under the provisions of Article 149.1.1 giving the State jurisdiction over the regulation of basic conditions guaranteeing the equality of all Spaniards in the exercise of the rights and the fulfillment of their constitutional duties.

Second final provision. Extra regulations.

The provisions of Law 30/1992 of 26 November on the Legal Regime of Public Administrations and Common Administrative Procedure shall apply in a supplementary regarding the procedures regulated in this royal decree.

Final disposition third. Organization and operation expenses.

The measures included in this standard will be met with the available budget and may not lead increased allocations or other personnel expenses.

Fourth final provision. Application and development of Royal Decree.

The Minister of Justice is authorized to issue the necessary arrangements for the implementation and development of this royal decree.

Final provision fifth. Entry into force.

This royal decree shall enter into force three months after its publication in the "Official State Bulletin".

Given in Madrid, on 3 July 2015.
FELIPE R.


The Minister of Justice,

CATALÁ RAFAEL POLO