how bishops are made

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Sep 29, 2005

Kudos to Mark Mossa, for noticing this gem in the Code of Canon Law (332 ยง1):

If he does not have the episcopal character, he is immediately to be ordained Bishop.

As Mossa explains, Canon 332 treats of the election of a Pope, and stipulates that, in the case where the man elected is not already in episcopal orders, he is thereupon to be consecrated bishop.

And you thought we were close to getting an explanation for The Crisis? Well, so did I.

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