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Codex Iuris Canonici (1983)
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[German Version]

An aggiornamento of canon law had already been announced by John XXIII, as Vatican II had made the Codex of 1917 appear outdated. On Jan 28, 1963, a reform commission was established (commission of cardinals with consultors). The churchgoing public was widely integrated in the making of the new Codex Iuris Canonici (CIC). Some drafts were withdrawn. John Paul II canonized and promulgated the CIC on Jan 25, 1983. It came into effect on Nov 27, 1983. The Codex itself is written in Latin, though authorized translations into several languages followed. The CIC applies to the…

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Puza, Richard, “Codex Iuris Canonici (1983)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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