Category: Vatican

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
Canon Law

Vatican papers spark debate: Clergy abuse protocol noted

Vatican papers spark debate Title: Vatican papers spark debate: Clergy abuse protocol noted Author: Kathleen A. Shaw Publication: Telegram & Gazette Staff Date: 28AUG2005 WORCESTER— The 1962 Vatican document called Crimen Sollicitationis that first surfaced in Worcester two years ago has made its way around the world, causing controversy and sparking debate on whether the

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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 Not to be published or augmented with commentaries.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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