Category: Instruction

Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Canon Law

Abolishing of pontifical secret in abuse cases ‘ground-breaking’, say canon lawyers

Author: Joshua J. McElwee Publication: National Catholic Reporter Date: 30DEC2019 Several prominent canon lawyers are praising Pope Francis’ decision to abolish the practice of imposing strict confidentiality rules on the Vatican’s legal proceedings in cases involving clergy sexual abuse or misconduct. The move, the lawyers say, will simplify communication between local church officials and civil authorities in individual

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Instruction

Archbishop Charles Scicluna hails abolition of pontifical secret in clerical sex crimes

Author: Matthew Vella Publication: Malta Today Date: 07JAN2020 Malta’s archbishop Charles Scicluna has hailed the abolition of the pontifical secret in cases of sexual violence and clerical abuse of minors, as an important step in working for justice for victims. “Certain jurisdiction would have easily quoted the pontifical secret because that was the state of

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Canon Law

1962 document orders secrecy in sex cases. Many bishops unaware obscure missive was in their archives

1962 document orders secrecy Title: 1962 document orders secrecy in sex cases. Many bishops unaware obscure missive was in their archives Author: John L. Allen Jr. Publication: National Catholic Reporter NCRonline.org Date: 07AUG2003 A 1962 Vatican document ordering secrecy in cases of sexual misconduct by priests is not, according to canon lawyers, a “smoking gun”

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Instruction Crimen Sollicitationis
Canon Law

Instruction on the manner of proceeding in cases of Solicitation (Crimen Sollicitationis)

Instruction Crimen Sollicitationis To be kept carefully in the Secret Archive of the Curia for internal use. Not to be published or augmented with commentaries. Title: Instruction on the manner of proceeding in cases of Solicitation (Crimen Sollicitationis) Author: Pope John XXIII, Cardinal Ottaviani Publisher: Vatican Polyglot Press 1962 PRELIMINARY MATTERS 1. The crime of

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Instruction crime of solicitation
Canon Law

Instruction on the manner of proceeding in cases of Solicitation

Instruction crime of solicitation Title: Instruction on the manner of proceeding in cases of Solicitation (Crimen Sollicitationis) – Typed document with Appendices Author: Pope John XXIII, Cardinal Ottaviani Publication: The Vatican Press Date: 16MAR1962 Instruction cases of Solicitation From the Supreme and Holy Congregation of the Holy Office. For all Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops and other

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