Vatican canon law office awaits new president

Posted March 7, 2018 1:52 pm by Editor

Vatican canon law office awaits new president

Vatican City, Mar 7, 2018 / 11:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts is awaiting the appointment of a new president, as sources have confirmed for CNA that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the council since 2007, who turned 80 years old March 6.

The council is tasked with preparing official interpretations of canon law, which must be approved by the pope, when questions regarding its meaning or application arise. The council also provides canonical guidance to bishops, religious orders, and offices of the Roman Curia.

Sources have told

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