What the new revisions to the Code of Canon Law mean for safeguarding

What the new revisions to the Code of Canon Law mean for safeguarding Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, attends a press conference to discuss revisions to the Code of Canon Law, at the Vatican. Pope Francis has promulgated a revised section of the Code of Canon Law dealing with crimes and punishments. Photo: CNS
The new series of laws and provisions set out in the revised section on crimes and penalties in the Code of Canon Law will help the Catholic Church in its efforts at safeguarding, said two canon lawyers. Pope Francis promulgated the new changes in ‘Book VI: Penal Sanctions in the Church’, and they will go…
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