Category talk:Rectories

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I opened the Category:Episcopal palaces yesterday, and now I found this one too. Rectories have a similar function, and both should be subordinate to Category:Homes, I think. Could we make an intermediate Category:Clergy residences for these two? I'm afraid I'm not certain wheater episcopal palaces and rectories are "religious buildings". I think they're not. Fransvannes 10:11, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Good idea as the line between religion and clergy is not always clear and might vary from religion to religion. Take care to define as precise as possible the contents of episcopal "palaces" as there are many variations. (Bishop, archbishop, cardinal, prinsbishop, pope) and many historic mixes of church related rulers. A good question: where will you classify the palace of the emperor of Japan (divine ?) and THE Iman of Iran ? --Foroa 10:23, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

As far as I know archbishop, cardinal, prinsbishop and pope are all bishops too and therefore their residences can be episcopal palaces, as far as they are palaces (fortunately, most of the builings I put in the new cat were in the Category:Palaces already).
If the Emperor of Japan and the likes can be considered "clergy" (I don't know), then Category:Clergy residences will be even more useful than I expected.
Do you agree that these palaces and homes are not religious buildings? Fransvannes 10:31, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes because I see a religous building as a (public) (holy) place primarily reserved for religious services. Residences and rectories are just a variation of a home.
Maybe that the cat Category:Episcopal residences is a more generic name as not all bishops have a palace, and some deep religious (or poor) ones might even be offended by the word palace. In the European history, I am sure you will find clergy people living in castles and fortresses. --Foroa 11:29, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
Category:Episcopal residences is OK as an intermediate, which would also include Category:Episcopal mansions (which existed already), but it does not include Category:Rectories. This means that we will need Category:Episcopal residences (with two members now, mansions and palaces), subordinate to Category:Clergy residences, which in turn should be subordinate to Category:Homes, but not to Category:Religious buildings. Fransvannes 11:44, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
OK, although a palace is not necessarily a "living" residence (see en:palace), to me, that is close enough. And then you have to find a place to drop the relgious headquarters, such as the Vatican, ... The nice thing with commons is that you never run out of work... :-) Organising the complete world: it is a tough job ... --Foroa 12:04, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
This little part had been reorganised by now... No, not all palaces are living residences (this one, for instance, is not), but fortunately Category:Palaces is not subordinate to Category:Homes. As far as I know all episcopal palaces are, or were, living residences (too). If not, than we have to find a way to repair this again... Fransvannes 13:08, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
Good job. Groet. --Foroa 15:09, 11 October 2007 (UTC)