Legislative Changes

Codex Iuris Canonici/1983 online

CIC/1983 online

Legislative Changes

Das neue Eheprozessrecht

Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus

The Vatican presents standards for the withdrawal of bishops

Pope Francis introduced an age limit for cardinals of the Roman curia in the Vatican. Furthermore, under certain circumstances the Pope can request the bishops to resign. Source: domradio.de

Apostolic exhortation Motu Proprio by Pope Francis „Come una madre amorevole” of 4th June 2016.

The Motu Proprio closes a loophole in CIC/1983 and controls the deposition of bishops, eparchs and church officials of equal rank. The regulation became necessary after the Pope forced bishops to resign due to increasing misconduct. The reorganisation is available in Italian and English.