The WORK OF THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR LEGISLATIVE TEXTS

TO HARMONIZE SOME PROVISIONS OF THE CIC AND THE CCEO

  • Francesco Cardinal Coccopalmerio Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
Keywords: Baptism and Ascription, Assistance to Marriage, Dispensation from Canonical Form, Marriage under Condition

Abstract

The author indirectly shows, in this article, how the Pontifical Coucil for Legislative Texts serve the Latin as well as Oriental Churches. As part of its efforts to serve the Church it tries to bring harmony among the various Churches by making all the efforts to bring about possible unity also in the laws of the Chuch. As such the author discloses some of the refomrs the council has suggestd for creating a harmony in the CIC and CCEO - issues regarding the sacraments of baptism and marriage, the passage to another Church sui iuris, the relevance of can. 1 CCEO for the Latin Church and the designation of parish priests for Eastern Catholics in the United States of America. 

Author Biography

Francesco Cardinal Coccopalmerio, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

Francesco Cardinal Coccopalmerio was born at San Giuliano Milanese, Italy in 1938. He was ordained priest in 1962 by the archbishop of Milan, Giovanni Montini, later Pope Paul VI. After having done a licentiate in theology (1963) he obtained doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome in 1968 and in law from the Universtià Cattolica of the Sacred Heart, Milan in 1976. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts in 2007 and is still serving the universal Church in this capacity.

Published
2020-08-02