Pope modifies canon law, requires bishops to have Vatican permission to establish new religious institutes
November 05, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: Canon 579 of the Code of Canon Law currently requires bishops to consult with the Apostolic See before they “establish institutes of consecrated life in their own territories.” Under the modification, which takes effect November 10, bishops will be required to have written permission from the Apostolic See before they can establish religious institutes.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
For all current news, visit our News home page.
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!