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Cardinal Coccopalmerio: canon law should include environmental norms

July 18, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio told a Vatican conference that the Code of Canon Law should be amended to include specific norms requiring the faithful to take action to protect the environment. The Italian cardinal, a close ally of Pope Francis, is the former president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, the Vatican body responsible for interpretation of canon law.

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  • Posted by: rdennehy8049 - Jul. 23, 2018 1:32 PM ET USA

    Sorry but with all due respect, another wack job. The environment is not a part of canon law.Should we protect it, yes. Is it a duty of the Church to tell us how, NO!!

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Jul. 20, 2018 7:19 PM ET USA

    The Cardinal is just following the lead of the pope's other cronies who are trying to rewrite the whole Church in light of his near-heretical AL.