VOS ESTIS LUX MUNDI

TEXT AND COMMENTARY - PART I

  • Domy Thomas Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS), Nagpur province, India
Keywords: sexual abuse, clergy, civil law, crime, delict, minor, vulnerable, procedure, reporting, competent authority, omission, pornography, care, protection

Abstract

This article is a commentary on the Apostolic Letter in the form of motu proprio Vos estis lux mundi, promulgated by the Supreme Pontiff on 7 May 2019. Each article of the document is taken separately and given the possible interpretation in the numerical order. Since the document deals with penal matter, the author has tried to give a strict interpretation. The article is divided into two arts dealing with two titles of the document.

Author Biography

Domy Thomas, Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS), Nagpur province, India

Domy Thomas is a catholic priest of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS), Nagpur province. He holds a licentiate in Canon Law from St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore and Doctorate in Canon Law from Pontifical Lateran University, Rome. He worked mainly in the formation houses of the MSFS. At present, he is appointed as the Parish Priest of St. Francis de Sales Church, Janakpuri, New Delhi.

Published
2020-08-02