Keywords: Confessional Entities; Recognition; Practice adopted by the apical Administration; Common Law.
The essay examines the legal status of confessional entities that have no agreement relationships with State, and who also did not obtainthe recognition stated by the 1929 law on «culti ammessi». It first discusses the difficulty such entities have experienced in achieving such recognition, which is mainly due to the practice adopted by the apical Administration - forced by legislative inertia in the field - which interprets the recognition very broadly, as a moment of the confesson's special «accountability», not stated by positive law. The lack of such «informal» status affects several aspects of the crucial choices that named entities make about the «style of presence» to be adopted in public-communitarian dimension. The final goal of this work is to highlight these multiple implications in light of the normative systems from which such entities may (or may not) benefit, looking up to the promotion of their specific instances.