The General Council is competent to establish as well as to repeal directives of the General Directory. Interpretation of laws established by the General Council falls within the competence of the General Council. Even the General Council may not change anything essential to the founding charism contained in this General Directory.
The Chapter of each particular expression (Monastic and Domestic) is competent to establish, repeal, and interpret their Particular Directories. These must be reviewed by the Av and Executive Council and approved.